Tag: “wine time”

Dona Nobis Pacem~Peaceful First Day of November

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Nature’s peace on the Tiny Ten. A fire in the chimenea with the brilliance of Fall colors all around us.

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A little MissouREE wine can’t hurt either…Right? Some Babybel cheese. Hickory scented smoke curls around us. Boot and jeans weather too! We shared the afternoon with the Nuthatches. Their little faces remind me of tiny mimes but there is nothing silent about them as they “YakYaKYAK” and work the bark over on the Oaks. We can hear their birdie feet up and down the tree, their beakers stuffing sunflower hearts under the bark.

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Hundreds of Autumn colored leaves let go their tight grip they had all summer and let themselves do a leafy version of a faceplant all around us on a perfect peaceful first day of November. I was a little envious of their carefree “letting go” and their whirly twirly dance to the ground.

Grant Us Peace

Bruschetta and Them Boots.

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I set up a nice little wine time with bruschetta and gave the whole happy afternoon event the color orange so I could do a color coordinated post about them boots waaaay back when Big Brown came bouncing down the road with them. Bruschetta fixings came from St. Louis, MO and my favorite food store Dierbergs. CH is so wanting to get busy with that bruschetta but I won’t let him touch nothin’ till I get a shot of them boots! See that smile.

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The longer it takes me to get them boots and the bruschetta and the wine glasses just right CH starts to see this may take longer than he thought but dang he should know by now.

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He begins to see the whole thing may be going to hell in a handbasket. Patience is short.

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Patience is shot.

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Patience is GONE. Went to the kitchen and made his own bruschetta. But look at them boots and that lovely wine and colorful plate!

Now that’s a picture!

September. Say do You Remember….

ba de ya, say do you remember
ba de ya, dancing in September
ba de ya, golden dreams were shiny days

ba de ya, say do you remember
holding hands with your heart to see you
remember, we knew true love was here to stay
ba de ya, dancing in September

I am linking up with Sunday Stills Signs of September/Fall and Nancy’s Your Sunday Best this last day of September. I hear Earth Wind and Fire’s September tune dancing in my mind. Twinkling my memories. I might have taken a few liberties with the lyrics. Maybe.. 🙂

Living Country in Missouri USA.

We Got Rain! Cue Gene Kelly Singin’ In The Rain.

Yesterday thankfully Hurricane Issac got his rain-filled self up to Missouri and gently and consistently dropped a little over two inches of rain all day on the Tiny Ten. We hadn’t had rain since the first week of May. I have been sad. Sad for the farmers and people that raise livestock, sad for the wildlife and sad for us. I have been cranky. I have been hot. There were other issues too. I have been neglectful in commenting and blogging because I didn’t think I could keep my cranky and whining self from being a depressing pain in the butt. So, I stayed quiet. Yesterday I sat on the porch with CH and at 4:30 we had wine time and I smiled because I think we may have turned the corner on this drought and heat. Fingers crossed. The new Teva sandals that Big Brown brought right before wine time helped with the smile too. We watched Suzy and Mr. Suzy Brown Squirrel cavort in the rain Under the Oaks. Fall is on the way. I picked up my camera and clicked for the first time since May. Today is the first day of September, my birthday month. I don’t think I want to be quiet no more!

Spring Wine Time Under the Oaks.



I simply could not take that dark Little Red barn picture one more ding dang minute so I am posting todays wine time enjoyed on this glorious Thursday afternoon courtesy of MissouREE Spring weather behaving at its very absolute best. Enough said.

Six Word Fridays:WISH

Wishes for Spring are coming true…
Daffodils on The Porch. Kermie too!
Spring Peepers singing their frog song.
March days full of happy bird speak.
Feathery bodies splish splash at baths.
Wonderful “wine time” Under the Oaks!

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Barn Charm and a Day Trip

First barn I found on the back road to Fulton yesterday. Priority for yesterday~snap some barns! Then pick up The Mama(CH’s Mom) and go to Williamsburg to Marlene’s which is located right next door to Crane’s Country Store. Marlene’s for the best CHEESEBURGER in MissouREE and if you love Carhartt clothing, Crane’s little country store is one of the places to find it! A beautiful country sunny kinda day. We even had a little wine time before leaving The Mama’s. A sweet white from a winery in Liberty, MO. My country self had a happy Monday. Barn snaps, lunch, a little wine time and a beautiful ride home. Thank you Tricia! You have us out traveling the beautiful country of Missouri! Got to get going, Book Club meets this morning. Can’t wait to get home and visit some Charming Barns!

Linking to Tricia’s Barn Charm Tuesday!
For lots of Charming Barns, click barn below.

Tricia’s Barn Charm!

This was the first barn on a Sunday drive to Hermann, Missouri in search of barns and a glass of wine at Hermannhof Winery and CH gave the shout out. The teeny thing was sitting way back in the field all alone and I probably would have missed it. It sits on Highway 94 between Jefferson City and Mokane Missouri in the fertile Missouri River Bottom. The glass of wine in Hermann was delightful and the bratwurst was delicious. Oh, and there was some pretty dang good German Potato Salad too!

Linking to Tricia’s Barn Charm this country Tuesday!