Saturday, November 21, 2009

Late Autumn in Minnesota

It's late autumn in Minnesota, just five days to Thanksgiving Day. We'll have a total of ten people at our home for Thanksgiving, and none of our children can be here. Anyway, here are a few of the pictures that I've taken recently.

Here is a stand of tamaracks in North Saint Cloud.

And here is a closer view of the tamaracks.

My sister-in-law has two large pots of flowering plants that she keeps on her deck during the warmer months. She agreed to lend them to me for the colder months. I keep them in my lake home to brighten the house.

They surely are beautiful. Thanks Connie for the loan!

My mother-in-law was in a study club, and Rice Hospital in Willmar had a fair recently, honoring several of the clubs. So my two sister-in-laws, Judy and Connie, and I set up a display as part of the fair. Here are the place-cards that I made as part of the display.

Here we experimented with the setup of the display.

I glued sweet gum seed pods on the end of a decorative rope as part of the display.

Dick set up the Christmas Tree at our lake home a week before Thanksgiving since we will be decorating our Saint Cloud home at right after Thanksgiving.