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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

October 13, 2009

Ribbonwood Cottage Abloom!

Welcome to Ribbonwood Cottage Farmhouse! I'm joining in with Susan our hostess for Outdoor Wednesday @http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/
We actually live on a farm with sheep, chickens, pigeons, dogs, cats...etc. The sheep got out today but I didn't get pictures because I was too busy helping my husband CHASE THEM!
Ribbonwood trees are on our property...hence the name. The trees are similar to Manzanita trees and the bark strips off, somewhat falls off in ribbon strips. I will take pictures soon and show you.

For some reason! All my roses are blooming. Isn't it fall? Isn't it the complete end of summer? So alas...many pictures of roses!

Here is a side view of our front porch...I'm not showing the grass...or the lack thereof...

We live on 3 acres, it is very rural, no malls, no Walmart or Hobby Lobby...over looking our garden and sheep when they are grazing. I love to sit here...it is very peaceful and listen to the sheep baahing...it is calming.

I'm lovin' these mums. They come back every year, but have to be trimmed a couple times during the year or else they get long and lanky, keeping them trimmed short until the end of July or the beginning of August ensures that they will be full! I buy a few more mum plants every year and after the little pots bloom I add them to these big wine barrels in front of the house for the next year!



"Let my teaching drop as the rain, my words fall as the dew, as raindrops on the tender herb, and as showers on the grass..."Deuteronomy 32:2


Julie said...

Hi Debbie love love love all your fall pictures

From the Old InkWell said...

Hi Debbie, my roses are blooming too. Go figure! Love your photos! You roses and flowers are gorgeous!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

wow Debbie, the roses are just so beautiful, how lucky you have place to spread out and enjoy the quiet...I have some white roses in bloom now, but not like yours, they are so pretty...

Kat said...

I love mums too! my roses are also blooming and was thinking the same thing why are they blooming it's fall! hmm. Lovely photos. Everything is so gorgeous! thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Your flowers are beautiful. We are into frost and things are dying back here.

Thanks for coming over and visiting my blog. I always like to make new friends.

Ebie said...

Hi Debbie, I am from SoCal too, but a city girl! Love your roses and we are just lucky to have the beautiful weather. Thanks for showing us your world!

Ebie's Outdoor Wednesday.

Blondie's Journal said...


I think you and your green little thumb live in paradise!! Love all of your roses and mums. Hey, tell Ribbonwood Cottage I said it is fall!! You are putting us all to shame!! ;-)


Barbara said...

Debbie, I also live out in the country, but in Texas on 40 acres and we raise goats. We also have 6ddgs, 5 cats, 10 ducks and 2 wild turkeys that came to live with us this past summer and now they never leave the yard which is 3 acres. Your pictures of the flowers are beautiful. Hope you will come and visit me.


Kammy said...

Such pretty pictures, Debbie !
I adore the roses....those mums are great too !

Charlene said...

Oh Debbie your flowers are divine! The Last Rose of summer? Not for California. I don't know where you live in California but, it sounds heavenly. My Hubby & I were our in the central coast area & one day we put the top down on the convertible & drove up a canyon road outside of Cambria... the beautiful farms & acres of trees (fruit, avacado...) vineyards & the farms with barns & animals. Truly magnificent. You are truly blessed. I am off to read some more of your blog. I LOVE IT!

Kerrie said...

Debbie, just joined your site! How wonderfully colorful and cheering!Kerrie

Darlene said...

Morning Debbie,

All your blooms are just gorgeous!! Everything is doing so well. I bet it is very peaceful on your three acres with all your critters. I would enjoy that soooo much!

Are you in the area that is getting so much rain? Hopefully, you aren't where they think there are going to be terrible mudslides. That would be very scary!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

My post is about roses blooming now too. Go figure! It's October.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your roses are beautiful - thanks for sharing.

Mary Bergfeld said...

I always love the last flush of flowers that roses produce in the fall. Your photos are beautiful. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

PAT said...

Beautiful post, Debbie! I'm looking forward to seeing the Ribbonwood bark!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Debbie,

Your roses are beautiful! Love your porch.

Thank you for sharing your pictures with us!

~ Tracy