What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Fall Colors

I understand that it is Fall everywhere and everyone has seen colorful trees with their very own eyes this year.  But, I can't help but show the trees that I have seen this past week.  We had such a long hot summer with no rain for months that the forecast for Autumn color was very bleak.  Luckily, just in the nick of time, we had a deluge of rain that made everything spring back to life and brought us the most magnificent colors that I swear I have ever seen.

Last week we got out and drove around just looking for pretty trees.  Soon enough if will be cold and we will be home bound, so we took a few days off to enjoy the beauty and the wonderful weather.
 The orange trees were spectacular.
The golds are amazing.
 The yellows were sublime.
Everything was just beautiful.

Today we had a windy day and so many of the pretty leaves are falling off.  Now, the trees aren't so pretty.  But, the ground is fabulous!

I hope you had a beautiful Fall too.


  1. Gorgeous! I always love looking at the bright colors-so thanks for sharing!

  2. Everything here is just pretty much brown this year. Blah.

  3. BTW-I picked you for a Liebster Award! Check out my blog for the details!! :)


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