Thursday, November 19, 2009

No Art....Just Me and Trees

HB and I have been so busy getting things done for the upcoming holidays and I fear I've been neglecting just about everything friends. I have about half of my Christmas cards finished and that's the only artsy thing I've done in such a long time. I'm getting anxious to get back to the studio and do some painting.


I received this blog award....

from Mar. I'm supposed to tell you five things about myself that you don't already know. Since I've done so many memes over the years I'm sure you know more about me than most of my family does! So I'm skipping that part! Thanks, Mar!!


When I posted the Getting Arboreal photos a few post back, I mentioned that my tree would turn a beautiful red color. Well, it still hasn't completely turned yet but this tree is the same kind and it lives in my neighbor's yard across the street....

I can look out the front windows and see this tree. Isn't it beautiful!! Mine will eventually look like this but it's taking its sweet time about getting there!

This is a view down our street....

Even though we're in Southern California we still get a little bit of the fall colors!

Now I'm off to do windows! I hope you have a beautiful day and that you're doing something fun!!


  1. Well at least you are half way ahead of me Janet--I am about to start making my Christmas cards.

  2. The trees are gorgeous....unfortunately ours are all bare already. At least our weather has been mild, but IT'S coming...that white stuff...yuck!!

  3. That tree is a gorgeous red colour!

    Btw, congratulations on your award!

  4. What lovely trees. Storms have seen off all our remaining leaves this week apart from a Cotinus bush which is still hanging on for all it's worth.
    Well done you for cracking on with the dreaded cards. I've had mine printed this year!
    (The word verification is 'raiging' LOL!)

  5. Hey there! It's nice to hear what you've been up to! Sounds like fun...staying busy and living the good life! Enjoy your evening!

  6. You are way ahead of me...I haven't even begun to think about Christmas!

  7. WOW That tree is a knock out!

  8. This is a beautiful tree. I would love to have one just like it.
    ours are almost bare. We have more wind coming so I figure it will finish them,
    I got my cards done, but haven't wrote in them yet. I have to many things on my plate...Christmas will be here before I can think.
    But I always feel behind.
    Big hugs, Mary

  9. Congrats on the award. You're way ahead of me with having half your Christmas cards done. What a great view you have with those gorgeous fall colors just outside the window - perfect for Thanksgiving!

  10. I'm right there with Sara, I cannot even begin to think about it yet, Thanksgiving is in a few days and I still have NO plan.
    I love the red tree.

  11. Oh Dear - I haven't even looked at Christmas Cards, let alone having them done. Yikes!

    Love the colors in the trees - my son's been raking for the past week..good thing he's young!

    Have a Good Weekend!


  12. I woke up in a cold sweat last night knowing I had four weeks to think of gifts for the men in my family - always tricky! Good luck with it all!

  13. Congrats on the award!
    Big Hugs, Mary

  14. Christmas cards? OMG. there is no way I can even think about Christmas cards without getting stressed. I used to send them, but now I just can't. All I'm thinking about these days, anyway, is sewing and getting work done before Thanksgiving and then, I'm sure, it'll be getting stuff done before Christmas.

    The tree is beautiful.


  15. Have not even thought about Christmas cards! You are doing good!!
    I hope you have a great Thanksgiving Janet!!! xoxo

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  17. Christmas cards, are you kidding me? I still am trying to figure out how to stuff that silly bird. LOL.
    Have a great Thanksgiving.

  18. A well-deserved award. I always smile when I visit. Oh those trees! Who can't love this time of year????

  19. You're not the only one who is finding too many things to do and not enough time to fit them all in:) Both blogging and commenting have been low on my list recently. The tree in your neighbours yard is beautiful, here the trees are all bare of leaves now.

  20. My ornamental pear trees are starting to turn red, they are late this year though. The rest of the leaves are almost gone now.
    I am going to start on Xmas cards while I am off this week but I am going to go digital this year.
    Hope you have a Great Thanksgiving!

  21. The trees are glorious and I'm surprised they go so deep red. I thought they needed really cold nights for that.
    I've promised I will get into Christmas preps this week. It is only a month away..

  22. Thinking of you, Happy Thanksgiving my dear friend. Your, Mary

  23. I just went to your other blog, Artopia. You have set it up so nicely. It was fun to look at all the wonderful things you have created! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Sharon

  24. Great trees, Janet and congrats on your award too. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.


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