Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Autumn is here and winter is fast approaching the foothills.  The days and nights are becoming much cooler and it is the time of year for "settling in".

The leaves are starting to turn the brilliant colors that Mother Nature intended and her schedule is right on time.

The fires have been lit and are warming the darkest edges of the Cottage.

Maggie is loudly purring now that her place of honor has been restored.

Buddy has his own warm coat but occasionally he needs to lay on another layer.

Outside, the woodland creatures are beginning to replenish their coffers...

...taking notes from their garden role models.

October is an exciting month at the Cottage.  It is a time of celebration.

We celebrate the fact that it is a more comfortable time as far as the weather is concerned...

We celebrate the fact that Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year...

We celebrate the fact that it is time for ghosts and goblins and left-over Halloween candy...

We celebrate the fact that October 8 was our wedding anniversary...

In celebration, wedding cards we received, our parent's announcement and a crystal tray, a gift for our 25th anniversary.

So to my husband of 52 years, I would like to say:

Thank You...

For two beautiful children, and because of that, one wonderful son-in-law and one loving grandson.

Anniversary flowers from Tim, Tami, and Jake.
They are beautiful, thank you, loves, so much.

For the comfort of our Cottage.

For letting me be all that I want to be.

For sitting through all those Lifetime movies.

For loving In-N-Out Burgers

For making lunch each day and letting me have the last half of sandwich.

For being the best "Captain" of our ship...

I sincerely hope I have given you as much and I think, after all these years, we are 'settling in'.

I Love You....Judy

Find The Cure

I'm sharing the celebration with:


  1. Happy Anniversary Judy!! There is not many of us out there that have stayed with the man they married. We just celebrated our 46th. Yes I would say that we have settled in.

  2. Oh Judy, What a terrific milestone to reach 52 years of marriage! CONGRATULATIONS!! Hope you had a wonderful celebration.
    Mary Alice

  3. Happy Anniversary, Judy. Great picture of you and the Captain. I loved the photos of your pets too.

  4. Judy Congratulations on 25 years of marriage ..what a beautiful thing in these days we live in.

    Thanks so much for stopping by ..wish you could have come to !

    Have a Great week and a lovely Autumn !

    Blessings ..Sara

  5. Judy I see I transposed my numbers ..from 52 to 25 .. meant to say congrats on 52 years !

    Blessings ..Sara

  6. 52 years???? That picture must be 20 years old then! You look MAHVELOUS darling!!!!! Congrats on your anniversary. It is very interesting to see that fall weather comes to California. I always think of it being warm all the time there!
    I am starting to be able to decorate a little in the new house. I did shed a VERY few tears leaving the old house but it had become a burden, especially the yard work. Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be posting all about the NEW house soon. XO, Pinky

  7. Oh my gosh Judy! We have the very same anniversary! Nathan and I have only been married for 18 years though. Congrats to you and the Captain! Be watching for my Fall post, I'll have a photo of me as a bride. (Nathan doesn't like for me to put his picture on my blog.)
    Your post is very nice, and-oh!that fire, how inviting. Have a great week! Gina

  8. Congratulations on your anniversary Judy! A wonderful achievement.
    I love all your autumn colour photos and your cottage looks amazing, so comfy and cosy, no wonder the furry ones are snuggling down!

  9. Hi Judy!! What a beautiful post! I absolutely adore your lovely photographs, especially the chair with crochet blanket & book - oh how I would love to snuggle down in there for a good read right now! (instead of being sat at my desk in work). Also a huge congratulations on your wedding anniversary :) Have a lovely day, Marina xx

  10. Happy Anneversary!!! 52 years is something to be very proud of... I love all of your cozy fall images. I haven't even began to change my decor. It is hard to get in the mood when your temps are still 90 every day.I am hoping for some cooler weather soon...

    Amy Jo

  11. Judy, congrats on your anniversary! This was such a sweet post!! Glad to see Buddy doing better! Jean

  12. Judy, Your post is so loving. I am sure you have been the wife your husband wanted..52 years girl. May you have many more years. Keep each other warm during these coming cold months. Smiles,oxox Susie

  13. Wow! 52 Years and you are such a pretty lady! I like how you love those little things that your husband has done for you--other half of the sandwich. Your photos inspire me to do some house cleaning and decorating! Good thing I'm off work today!

  14. que linda tus imágenes con sabor a antiguo

    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful words. I am happy to hear from you..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  15. Hi Judy,Many congratulations to You and The Captain on 52 years of happy Marriage and I wish you many more happy years together.Neither of you look old enough to be married so long ,I love the picture of you both. Your pictures and the crochet blanket are so gorgeous,I love the colours. Happy Week,love julieXxxx

  16. Congratulations to you both, lovely photo of you both, thank you for sharing the little corners of your home, and I am so glad Buddy is better
    Thea x

  17. Lovely post! Autumn is settling in and that fire would be perfect - we used to have a wood burning stove just like that - years and years ago. The dog is sweet! The squirrels funny! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  18. Happy Anniversary Judy! Beautiful post! Your dog looks so cozy and warm snuggled up in his blanket. Your cat Maggie is adorable. You look like you're all ready for fall & winter. Your wood burning stove looks so inviting. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.

  19. Happy Anniversary! That is a wonderful milestone to reach together. Your home looks so cozy with the aphgans and fire burning. I'm sure your pets love their home too!

  20. Happy anniversary Judy. Your post is so lovely. Loving all of the coziness. It's cooling off. Your photos definitely bring alot of warmth. Maggie looks so contented. Enjoy your week!

  21. "Happy Anniversary Judy" That is a great photo of you and your husband. Frame-worthy, for sure. Celebrate big, you two. Give Maggie and Buddy a big hug for me, too. I love that photo of M in front of the fire. So typical and so much like home. Hugs, Deb

  22. Away Judy, that was such a loving post. Happy Anniversary to both of you!! 52 years is a wonderful thing. You are blessed.

  23. Happy Anniversary! I enjoyed your photos very much. Fall is a beautiful season indeed. Blessings, Pamela

  24. Happy day to you Judy! What a lovely couple you make. Your home looks so cozy too. I love that wood burning stove...LOVE!

  25. Judy thids is just beautiful...omgosh I am crying. No matter how old we get, this is the time of year you just want to get comfy and nest...I think that is why I love it so much. Our wedding anniversary is also in the fall and so is my birthday and Grace's. Not to forget to mention Halloween and Thanksgiving. Thank you for putting this wonderful season into such a lyrical post. Have a wonderful day!!!

  26. Happy Anniversary! Wonderful post. Great picture of you and your husband. Buddy looks to be doing really well and I am so glad for that.


  27. Oh! How did I miss this post? Happy Anniversary and wishing you many more! Your home is so cozy and perfect for fall. Love your wood burning stove and how you decorated the mantle! Your posts are always a joy to read and see! Have a great weekend!

  28. Beautiful post! Thanks so much for sharing your special occasion...congratulations! I love fall, my favorite season of all.


  29. Love your blog, so warm and cozy....thanks for sharing. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

  30. Sweet blog post! So many beautiful things to be thankful for! I love the pictures of your dog and of you and your hubby! Congratulations!
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage
    “Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb


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