Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Falling Leaves and Turkeys Gobblin'!



Since my little camera is cooperating once again, I thought I'd post first, this photo I just took of my front yard. The leaves are covering most of the front, and most of my driveway as well, even though there are still plenty of leaves left on the trees.
Just think of all the fun my visiting company will have next week, raking leaves! LOL.
And in the field, wild turkeys are gobblin'. Since, like the deer, the turkeys show up in my field regularly these days, my granddaughters will enjoy seeing them.
Deer season ends Sunday, thank goodness. Peace and quiet will return to the woods. Until the girls get here , and fill the woods with whooping and laughter.
Have a great weekend, everyone!

39 comments:

2 LMZ FARMS said...

Just dropping by for a quick visit. I know that you are counting the days till your family arrives. Jsut think, a couple more days and then, they are here. Hope you and yours have a blessed day.
Laura

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, Laura, you are right! I can't wait until they are here. And you must be so happy now, with JB home.

Thank you so much for coming by. Have a blessed day as well.

Renie

audrey` said...

Dearest Renie

Beautiful pics of your surrounding revealing the mighty creations of our Lord.

Have a very blessed weekend, Renie.
Take care.
(((HUGS)))

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Renie,
Burrrrrr!!!! It is a cold morning here. It is 32 degrees right now. I am sitting here visiting and drinking my coffee. My computer is right by my front door and I feel a little draft. Gonna have to fix it before too long. Those pictures are beautiful. Now, are you going to get you a turkey for your Thanksgiving Dinner? LOL I know you are anxiously awaiting for your family to get there. I hope you all will have a great time together and don't eat too much. Well I've got some more visiting to do, so take care and have a great Friday and stay warm. God Bless You.

Hugs,
Karen H.

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Audrey,

Yes, I'm thankful every day for all the beauty I'm sorrounded by in the woods. God's world is is beautiful, indeed. And He blessed me with a wonderful family, and wonderful friends, and I'm so grateful!

Thank you for coming by, dear Audrey. I hope you are having a most blessed weekend as well.

Big Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Karen!

You snuck in here as I was replying to Audrey, and it's nice to hear from you. We are at 29 this morning. Brr is right! Thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful weekend with your family. Take care and God bless!

Renie

Michele said...

Hi Renie,

Wow, you've really warmed up to your camera! Lovely new post ;-) I'm so glad your family will be here soon. I know you'll enjoy their company!

Smiles,
Michele

Grandy said...

Great pics, Renie!

I hope you have a great weekend and a glorious holiday with your family and friends.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Michele,

Well, my camera and I have a love/hate relationship, really. She has a mind of her own!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I am looking forward to my company next week.

Take care.

Renie








Hi Grandy,

Yes, I'm pretty excited and can't wait until they get here. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. As you can see, I'll need lots of help with raking!

Thanks for visiting. Have a great weekend.

Renie

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

The leaves remind me of our childhood home that had four enormous oak trees on the lot, so raking leaves was a chore. We had great piles and jumped it them. Bac then my father burned the leaves (not allowed these days. He was known as firebug Robinson as he was never happy unless he had a little fire going.

The introduced wild turkeys into southern Ontario with outstanding success. There is a hunting season and they have spread far and wide. within 30 miles of us in the North.

I only saw the turkey's wild in North Carolina.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Philip,

Have lots of oak trees around here, and hickory trees, so there are tons of leaves. I used to do a lot of raking myself, but am getting too old to do it all, anymore. Of course, we only rake the yard area and around the house, the rest is left to decompose as nature meant it to.

We aren't allowed to burn leaves either, as most of the land around here is forest land. We don't want any fires to get out of hand.

Turkeys are plentiful around here, and they come to visit, along with the deer. We don't hunt them, but we do enjoy watching them.

Thanks so much for visiting. I do appreciate it!

Renie

2 LMZ FARMS said...

Ms. Renie, Wanted to check in on you. I know you are now counting the days and hours till your family arrives. I hope that you all have a wonderful time and fellowship. There is nothing like having all your family gathered around your table whether you are enjoying a meal or just visiting and recalling wonderful memories. Hope you and yours have a blessed day.
Laura

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Laura,

How sweet of you to visit again. Yes, I'm counting the days, and also getting things ready. Not only will my family be here, but a close friend who has no family, and lost her husband 3 years ago. She always spends Thanksgiving with us as well. We will all be together being thankful and enjoying a wonderful thanksgiving in our wonderful country!

I know having JB home is such a blessing for you, after all the waiting. Thank you for checking on me. That is so thoughtful and kind. God bless you and your wonderful family!

Hugs,

Renie

Susie said...

Hi Renie,
That carpet of leaves is beautiful. Sort of reminds me of candy corn colors. Love the turkeys too. We see them at our sons.
Hope you have a wonderful family Thanksgiving!
xo

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Susie,

Thank you kindly for the nice comment and Thanksgiving wishes. Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

Blessings,

Renie

Mary said...

Renie,

If Brandon and Jordan saw your front yard they would want to come for a visit. The boys love raking leaves, but there's one catch. They want to jump and roll in them once they have them in a pile.

I'm so glad your family is coming for a visit. Have a great time with them.

Blessings for a great Thanksgiving.
Mary

Nonna said...

What a beautiful place you have there! I just love this time of year. The leaves are so pretty. And how neat that you have some real turkeys! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

Yes, I do like having the sitemeter. It just gives you an idea where people are from that are reading!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Mary,

Send the boys right over, I need lots of help with the raking of leaves. LOL.

Thank you for the nice Thanksgiving wishes and for visiting. Have a great weekend!

Blessings,

Renie






Hi Nonna,

I love this time of year as well! Thank you for coming by and commenting. Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

Renie

Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~ Wonderful pictures ~
Thanks for sharing them. The leaves are not fun to rake, bur they do look pretty. Have a wonderful visit with your family and your friend.
Thank you for your message and kind words about Steve Irwin. Have a really nice Thanksgiving my friend.
Take care, Love, Merle.

audrey` said...

Dearest Renie

There is a surprise for you in my blog =)

(((HUGS)))

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

Thank you very much for your kind words and Thanksgiving wishes. I always look forward to and enjoy your visit here. God bless and have a great week.

Warm regards,

Renie








Dear Audrey,

I'm so touched and awed by your generous and beautiful gift. Thank you, my friend. I will display it later today, as I have to get ready for church soon, this morning.

Blessings and love,

Renie

audrey` said...

Dearest Renie

Congratulations!!!
You deserve it, my friend =)

Blessings, <3 and (((HUGS)))

lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful leaf photo. Beautiful. I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving, but where I'm at looks like they skipped that and went straight to Christmas.

I posted a photo of deer today, at least my version. The only one's I could get. And, some snow on my personal blog.

I clicked on your link from Tossing the Pebbles.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Audrey,

I'm tickled pink about your award! I will have to post it tomorrow because my son came, and we're going to the Thanksgiving Buffet at my church this eveniong. No time for anything today. But I'm honored to get the award, and will display it proudly.

Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

lv2

Hi there, I'm pleased you came to visit and post. Thanks so much for the nice compliment on the leaves photo. But there will be a lot to rake!

Same here about the Christmas stuff. It's everywhere already. I guess people shop early for it, and the stores are ready!

Thank you for visiting. I will be over to check out your blog.

Blessings,

Renie

Leann said...

awesome pic,s.have a happy thanksgiving.

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Renie,
I hope you had a good weekend. I didn't post this weekend. I'm going to wait until tomorrow. I got up with a sinus headache this morning. It has started to ease up some now. I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner for us 4 and my parents and sister are coming to eat with us. I'll post my menu in the next day or so. My girls went with my parents to their Church tonight. They had their Thanksgiving dinner there. My girls brought me some food home. They were thinking about their momma. I'm out visiting friends from my blogroll tonight. Thought I would drop in and check on you. I do hope you will have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING. May God Bless You and Yours. Take care my friend.

Hugs,
Karen H.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Lean,

Just got home from our church's Thanksgiving Buffet. I enjoyed it.

How are you feeling and doing? I hope well. Thank you for the nice comment on the pictures and the Thanksgiving wishes. I'll be over to visit tomorrow.

Blessings,

Renie




Hi Karen,

Sounds like you will have a nice family type Thaksgiving yourself. The weather is so nice, isn't it? But colder for Thanksgiving, the forecast says. I was hoping for nice, mild weather so my granddaughters can spend a lot of time outdoors. Oh, well, Mother Nature has a will of her own.

Thank you for your nice Thanksgiving wishes. I'll be over to visit tomorrow.

Hugs,

Renie

kim said...

Thank you for stopping by! I really enjoy your blog. Keep in touch!
Kim

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Kim,

Thank you for dropping by. Hope you visit again!

Renie

Blondie said...

OOPS! it took me forever to stop by your blog! my computer needs help and I need some computer expertise. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Leann is a wonderful lady and I am glad to know her as well. Thanks for letting me into your world as well. I enjoy your posts!

Pia said...

as usual renie, beautiful pictures! love it.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Blondie,

So nice to see you here! I hope you visit again. Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessings,

Renie







Hi, my lovely friend, Pia,

It's always a pleasure to hear from you!

Hugs,

Renie

Jmkdreak said...

Haha, and fighting! j/k
Can't wait to see the turkeys.
And you!
xox

Renie Burghardt said...

Drea,

What's a little squabling between sisters? Lol.

Can't wait either!

xox

Tina Coruth said...

Renie,

I love the photos of the fallen leaves and wild turkeys. Beautiful!
I'm sure your grandaughters will enjoy seeing them in person. I can well imagine that the sound of their laughter will be happily welcomed. :-)

hugs,
Tina

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Tina,

Yes, the girls will enjoy visiting Nana in the country, and I will enjoy having them here.

Thanks so much for the nice comment on the photos. Today, the leaves don't look as pretty anymore, they're just brown and crunchy and there is more of them on the ground! Lol.

Have to pop on over and see what's new in your beautiful neck of the woods. Thank you again!

Hugs,

Renie

GardenGoose said...

how very pretty. Lovely colors.

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you, Tina!