Friday, September 5, 2014

Annual Visit to Edwards Orchard

We took a mental health day this week and ended up at the beautiful Edwards Orchard in Poplar Grove Illinois.  With just a few of the leaves turning, it was s perfect day to visit.
 The barn is beautiful outside and filled with goodies inside.
I almost never buy mums...I hate to pull the plants that are already in the pots out before they die in the first frost. They sure are lovely though...
 Clear blue sky!
 Lovin the chalkboard art,
 and these natural colored scarves.  I have Kristen looking on the streets of New York for some for me.
 Yes, sweetie and I are locally grown.  I love Illinois, it really is a beautiful state.

By the rivers gently flowing Illinois, Illinois
O'er thy prairies verdant growing, Illinois, Illinois
Comes an echo on the breeze
Rustling through the leafy trees,
and these mellow tones are these, Illinois.

I love that song and recently found a beautiful folksy version on itunes.  I learned this song in grade school and it is rarely sung, except by me!  ;-)

 Apples...the cost sky high again this year, but so delicious!
 I added a strip of fabric to this Gratitude Garland.
Grateful for my hubby, children and baby grand...also for all of you... Have a great weekend.  Enjoy this beautiful day.


Debby said...

That looks like a fun day. Like the gratitude idea. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Melanie said...

Glad you and your hubby had such a nice time at the apple orchard! Looks like it was a fun day.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Looks like you both had a fun day! It's great to go "before" the rush since I am so into quite and calm. I never heard the poem before and so beautiful. I have copied it and thanks so much for sharing it!

Lynne said...

Love the colors Penny . . .
Isn't it fun to see the peeks of red, orange and yellow!
And against the blue sky . . . what wonderful pictures.
Happy Days Just For You!