Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday Smile

This little guy has been smiling at me when I look out of the dining room doors. Mom parked him on the bench between our houses. She sneaks out at night to light him up, then when I walk past the door..SMILE!!

It stays lit all night, so the first thing I see in the dark when I stumble out for coffee is a smile.

Isn't it nice to start the day with a smile??

This is making me smile too.

After reading about living fences in Mother Earth News, I've been on the HUNT for Osage Oranges. Been looking for weeks now and no luck!

Made the hubs do a u-turn yesterday so I could scramble along a curb and snag FOUR puny pieces of fruit. He was a good sport about it, as he passed up a few a couple a weeks ago and when I went back for them they were GONE..

I got home to find my mom had snagged an ENTIRE BAG on her way home...

Three cheers for JOSE GEORGE's...
That's what a friend called them by mistake.

(Click the living fence link above to read about growing an osage orange fence. The link was acting funny, so it may have cut some of it off. Found it in the latest issue of Mother Earth)


Camilla~ Bloom said...

I am smiling from ear to ear...good one Leigh!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Very cool, indeed. I am coming down to Pittsburgh this weekend are there any festivals or fun stuff I should know about? Other than a Steelers game lol?

Lisa xo

Kelly said...

I take it you are going to attempt the fence then, how fun!!!


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Julie... said...

We have many Osage Orange trees(Bois D'Arc) here.
Last year the children and I did an extensive nature study of the trees in our neck of the woods and learned that Osage Orange wood is some of the hardest wood there is. The Native Americans used it for their bows.
I'm enjoying your blog...real eye candy and informative, too!

Nancy said...

what you call osage orange, we call hedge balls. we had a fence line full of them when i was a kid. my dad just thought they were a complete nuissance. here's a fun holiday idea -- spray paint them silver or gold and pile them in a bowl (a big one) with pine cones. makes a fun, not to mention unusual, centerpiece.

love the smiling pumpkin!

June said...

Hedge apples! On a recent trip home to Missouri, I introduced Fern and Blossom to hedge apples. They are an indelible texture and color from my youth. I remember my father telling me about the living fences that the settlers planted. I saw vestiges of them crisscrossing the land. Beautiful post! Love from your friends in Maine...