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Friday, October 22

Farewell to Summer

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One thing I love
about the place where I live . . . 
we have

Fall is really in the air.
Leaves are changing & 
we are scurrying around 
trying to get our outdoor projects done
before the snow starts flying.

I made soup yesterday 
& it sure tasted good!

One disadvantage to summer fading away . . .
putting my bike away.

I heart my bike!

(Photos for this post by Jackie Kinahan)
This great poem describes how I feel:

WITH lifted feet, hands still,
I am poised, and down the hill
Dart, with heedful mind;
The air goes by in a wind.

Swifter and yet more swift,
Till the heart with a mighty lift
Makes the lungs laugh, the throat cry:--
'O bird, see; see, bird, I fly.'

(Going down Hill on a Bicycle, A Boy's Song)
By Henry Charles Beeching

I enjoy riding here there & everywhere around my city.

Farewell to Summer & my bike until next year.

PS - Cute Kristie at The Decorologist (LOVE her blog by the way) asked where I got my bike. The brand is "Nirve" & I got it at a local sporting goods store. If you go to their web site (click here) they have a dealer locator button.


  1. Oh my goodness, I LOVE your bike!!! I've been wanting a retro-type bicycle for awhile now, but the ones I've seen are so expensive. Where did you find yours?

  2. Wow I love those pics of you and your bike. They are PURE JOY. Made a few inspired by you "record" bracelets yesterday. They are so cute I may just leave them uncovered. I also made some rings! Thanks for the great idea! And as my grandpa would say, "Pedal her easy..." jules

  3. MICHELLE RESPONDS: I put a link to the "Nirve" web site at the end of the bike post so you can get your own! Thanks Kristie.

  4. Michelle, your bike is beautiful and so are you!! I think Im gonna make some soup today too...and maybe I'll drink some hot cocoa right now, hehehe, love cooler weather!!

  5. Michelle I luuuurve your pics, your bike looks so cool & you look like your having a heap of fun, it really made me smile.
    Its spring here in Oz but we are having a wet miserable day & I could go a pot of yummy soup!!!

  6. Strap a motor on that dude and then we're talkin'!

  7. I am a new follower from the slumber partay!! Would love to have you follow back!

  8. New follower from VWB...your bike post gives me spring fever!!!

  9. Beautiful Pictures! look like you had a fun day!

  10. Thanks for linking up! I think you are darling and I still don't believe the "grandmother" part :)

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  12. You are DARLING Michelle!

    XO, Aimee

  13. Hi Michelle - I love your blog and your blog and photo tips and very helpful advice (told with humor, creativity and knowledge). I will be a follower - as soon as I finish commenting.

    I've only been getting a bit more serious about blogging - so I am a far cry from having 500 plus followers. That's a goal I have for next year - to be where you are. I love the way you combine the craft side of your blog...with interior design and also blog and photo tips. I have a similar talent set - but I haven't really zeroed in on the "craft" and tutorial side yet. I am a color obsessed person - and so I want that to be one of the main parts of my blog as well. I guess it's fine to be several things.

    I love your bike! I think that I will be asking for that this Mother's Day. The photos in this post were beautiful - and I just love how this post helps the reader to get to know know the writer.

    Thanks for your blogging tips. I am copying them down - and implementing them. Great ideas for keeping the reader there.


  14. I've always been a big fan of fall. Not too hot but not too cold. Prefect weather.



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