Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sundays in My City #4 - Fall Leaves

Unknown Mami

Have you heard of Unknown Mami? She has a delightful blog where she shares photos of her city on Sundays. She invites the rest of us to link up with her and share some of our own city's photos. Click on the logo to visit Sundays in My City!

I live in St. Louis, MO. Welcome to my city!

For most of the past week, we have had more rain. This is the "bowl" in our backyard common area, which is usually just grass. When it rains fast and hard, we get the "bowl pond" which sometimes attracts ducks and geese and other fun critters! (To give you an idea of the size of the bowl, from the fence on the left side to the top of the hill beyond one could place a football field, with end zones!)

Yesterday was sunny and gorgeous! I took a picture of the trees in my front yard.

I'm originally from Southern California where the leaves are either green or brown. I am in awe of the colors here during fall! Everywhere I walk or drive in my town, I see nothing but bright orange, red, yellow and green! (and a little brown) This is a good reminder to me of just how lucky I am to have my sight.

Home Depot was on my list of errands yesterday. Once there, it took me about 10 minutes before I realized that I had chosen a cart with a wobbly wheel. I felt like a dork. People heard me coming, they stared, they laughed, "what a dork!" You would think I could have checked out the cart before I started on my hunt for storage tubs. But, noooooo! I had seen a customer in the parking lot who had just purchased a neon green storage tub. Neon green just happens to be Ed's favorite color! I HAD TO HAVE THESE TUBS! I searched and searched, with a very loud and obvious wobbly wheel, and I finally found them on the end of one of the aisles.

I still had to find new area rugs for the kitchen. They had rubber; they had cushy foam; they had "soft on your toes" plush. None of these were in Forest Green! I really wanted Forest Green! I found a small burgundy rug that I thought I could take home and try out. I didn't really like it, but I thought I wouldn't find anything else, so I bought it. Have you ever done that?

Then, as I was leaving, I saw a Kohl's and flew into their parking lot. "At least they won't have wobbly wheels on their carts" I thought. As it turns out, Kohl's had the style of rug that I wanted. They did not have it in Forest Green, but in Burgandy only. Once again, I said to myself, "I bet I won't find anything else," so I bought it. Well, I didn't find anything else, and the rugs look terrific in my kitchen!

Here's a picture of one of the sculptures from our Laumeier Sculpture Park!

Thanks for stopping by Sundays in My City!


Sonya said...

Love the pictures,espically the lastone!!! I always seem to get weird carts only wanted to make right turns and I needed to go left all the time. Have a wonderful sunday!

Yelena R. said...

I love the fall leaves :) I don't know what I would do if I lived in a place without them!

Helen McGinn said...

Cool sculpture! x

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm in so. California and missing the fall colors. THANKS for sharing your City.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Beautiful fall leaves! I also like the park sculpture!

Thanks for sharing!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your leaves! I think they are so pretty. We have colorful leaves here in Pennsylvania also. I think our world is so pretty! It was wonderful to visit you today. I will look forward to coming back again. PS LOVE your sculpture garden! How cool is that place? WOWZA!

Unknown Mami said...

I am always in awe of pictures of changing leaves. I don't get to see that here.

I LOVE the last photo.

newmami_rgv said...

Wow... we live in south texas and don't see the changing of colors, the leaves just FALL! great pictures, thanks for sharing your city with us!

Mama Zen said...

I always get the cart with the wobbly wheel!