Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Today is a rainy day and we still need the rain so it's good to get it. At last look there was almost 2 inches in the rain gauge. Lots of leaves are falling now. I got out last week and took these pictures showing some of the lovely colors. Fall is certainly a pretty time of the year.

Today I got my flu shot. Those things sure make my arm sore. I've been getting them for several years now and I think they do help. For years I was afraid to take them!

I found a persimmon tree and picked up a few to take this picture. They are really good when they are ripe, but if they are green they will make you pucker real good!!


Blogger Granny Annie said...

We're heading to Eddyville, KY on Sunday. We will stay three nights with a Navy buddy of Ron's before we go on to Charleston, SC. We have been looking for ripe persimmons to take to him and heard that they are best after a freeze. However, it sounds like he may already have some before we get there. The buddy used to live in Fresno, CA and craved things like Sorgum and Persimmons but now that he has moved to Kentucky, he may have his hearts desires. Right?

3:11 PM  
Blogger Diane J. said...

I like to have a few persimmons every Autumn if I can get them. Brings back memories of my Daddy bringing some home to me every Fall when he'd go hunting.

It's still not been cold enough to frost or freeze so our persimmons won't be good to eat for a while yet.

Yep, those green ones will give you pucker power, LOL! ;o)

Thank You so much for the birthday wishes, Rachel.

Love and big HUGS,


4:59 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Lovely pictures, dear Rachel....And those persimmons look like plums, don't they?
Glad you are having rain, Rachel...We sure need it here....the heat and the winds and the VERY LOW humidity are really playing havoc....

I LOVE that Bee Poem.....it us very very sweet....So glad you are not bored by the bees....Those Senecio flowers are pretty much over so I am hoping to see the bees somewhere else here....! And you can be sure, if I see thm, YOU'LL See them too! (lol)

5:05 PM  
Blogger Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

That first picture is just spectacular. The barn, the horse, the trees. Man I wish I owned that.
I quit flu shots back when the swine flu shots killed more people than it saved. I might die but I don't have to ask them to stick me with needle which contains ???? To each their own.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Scarlet said...

Thanks for bringing those colors to South Florida. Everything remains green all year round. :(

6:38 PM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I am glad your dry spell is over. Everything looks verdant in your pictures. Our Fall folliage is mostly gone except for the larch (tamarack).

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I get the flu shot every year now and what a difference. I used to get the flu hard. I don't think I've ever eaten a persimmon. I'm glad your dry spell is over.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

The photos of the trees are nice. We are finally getting some decent rain right now.
I get a flu shot every year. I haven't had flu since the early 90's when I wasn't getting the shots.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Pucker Up!!
I'm so glad that Blogger allowed you to post photos again. Blogger can be fickle sometimes.
Our trees just started turning last week. The hills still mostly look green, but now I'm seeing some wine and gold colors. In another week or so, the hills will be gorgeous... then all the leaves will fall off. :-(
We're getting lots of rain too.

9:19 PM  
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7:14 AM  
Blogger T*mmy said...

The one and only time I took a flu shot I got sicker than I've ever been that winter...I thought I was gonna die!!

Your pictures are gorgeous!!

Have a great day!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

So glad you're getting that much needed rain! I've seen persimmons here at the produce stand, but they are a vivid orange. I don't recall seeing any that are that purple shade..

12:32 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Such beautiful pictures...over here the trees are mostly all bare now, those windy days we had last week took care of them! I've never gotten a flu shot and don't know if I ever will...my mom use to get them and every time she did, she'd be sick with the flu for months! Figure that one out! lol Gentle hug so as not to hurt your arm:-) xox

1:18 PM  
Blogger possum said...

Love that barn! Nice pics! I have never seen persimmons that color... mine are orange or red-orange. My possums just LOVE them!

3:52 PM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

Kentucky is a beautiful place to live. I love your scenery picture.
About the persimmons, how on earth do you tell when they are ripe. I saw some at the market today and wondered.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Rachel, I love the fall colors...so beautiful. No flu shot for me, I have heard too many horror stories about the flu shot and I won't get one. We don't have persimmons down here, but I have tasted them and they were good and tart....Glad you are getting some rain.

1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THe more I look at your photos of your area the more I can see why my mother wants to wove there.


6:39 AM  
Blogger TLP said...

I love fall best of all!

My husband and I got our flu shots too. I wish everyone could/would get them.

7:29 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Rachel the address for Ms Fran
153 Lewis Lane
Fayetteville, NC 28304

11:07 AM  
Anonymous gel said...

I love fall, as you know. It's a treat to see it from your photos in another part of the country.
Those persimmons are an interesting photo!
Shots hurt me, too. I got my flu shot and tetanus booster the same day on Tues. Tetanus is deep and aches worse than any shot I've ever had. (It's a normal reaction.) I remembered so I got my tetanus in my nondominant arm and the flu in the other.

8:38 PM  

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