Saturday, November 12, 2011

Autumn splendor

Going to the Farmer's market, and coming home with an armful of nature's best, is one of the endless joys I get from this season.

Of course, it's the fruits and bountiful vegetables, but the flowers last usually much longer in our family with always hungry teens...
Apples and pears are devoured by the pounds and root vegetables, pumpkins, tubers and greens and end up quickly in stews and salads. 
But these sunflowers, grains, eucalyptus and lilies stay on my window sill and remind me to go outside...I yearn for views and walks and the aromas of nature, before she closes shop and all will covered under a cold blanket.

The view from the new shopping mall Ridge Hill, near Hastings-on-Hudson. Looking sharply, you can perhaps see the the gray Palisades above the Hudson in the middle picture.

This year has passed faster then I like to think, another year almost gone, wistfully I sigh!
But is has been filled with wonderful things, I am grateful!
What better way the to look forward to Thanksgiving....

Have a lovely weekend, my friends!

All images byV.Zlotkowski


  1. WOW....what a FABULOUS VIEW!!!!!! It looks like the view we get from the hill in Stillwater, Minnesota, just on the border of Wisconsin. It is a lovely town about 28 miles from us here in Minneapolis, and it over looks the St. Croix river. Lovely Victorian houses, endless antique stores and magnificent view like this make EVERY SEASON a joy to be ALIVE IN!

    THANK YOU FOR VISITING DEAREST!!! Have a fab day, and yes, I am finally on the mend, but I had a COUGH ATTACK JUST NOW...gotta go get water!!! Anita

  2. Hello Victoria:
    Your sunflowers look wonderful, such a lovely colour and perfectly complemented by the vase. They really do bring those autumnal colours which you captured of the trees by the Hudson river into your own home.

  3. Such lovely views. A place to sit and meditate.
    I find autumn especially pretty this year. I've been out and about in the nature, too.

  4. Hello Victoria

    You live in a beautiful place and your home looks delightful with fresh flowers. You are so right the flowers last so much longer than the fresh produce.
    Have a delightful weekend
    Helen xx

  5. Beautiful photos. Sunflowers are the prettiest!

  6. Anita,
    Thank you, it's true, we live in a beautiful area!

    Jane, Lance, I am enraptured by the beauty of the trees...They are so large and mighty, we have an area, where it feels almost medieval.

    Fashion, Art & other fancies: Oh, so good to hear from you! I hope you experience a wonderful autumn as well.

    Helen: Thank you! I am glad you came!

    Agnes: Thank you! Welcome, so nice to see somebody new! : )

  7. Yes, your flowers are lovely. It is so nice when I can take an autumn walk like I did today. Most of our trees have lost their leaves but a few still have their fall beauty. It was a good day to do just a little bit of outside garden work.

  8. Victoria,
    What I love most about our friendship is the positive outlook you always inspire and radiate in your home and that you look for beauty everywhere.
    Arriving home from Europe, I feel as though my batteries were charged.
    There is so much beauty in our world.
    Lovely arrangement.

  9. Patricia,
    You are back!
    Thank you!
    This makes me happy! See you later! : )))


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