Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bob Evan’s Farm Festival

Well the time has gotten away from me and it has been a while since I posted anything. Not like me at all. LOL!

It was a busy weekend and a busy first of the week here with the Fall Festivals going on. Plus with  the changing of the leaves making everything beautiful here in the hills one has to get out and snap some pictures.

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Friday the 12th my daughter and I attended the Bob Evan’s Farm Festival at Rio Grande, Ohio.

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We love going every year because of all of the craft vendors that are there selling there wares. Sorry I have no pictures of the crafts because some of the vendors frown upon pictures and the stealing of their ideas.

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It turned out to be a beautiful day so after looking around we drove on out to a local lake there called Tycoon Lake.

The leaves were not as brilliant in southern Ohio this year I believe because of the lack of rain there this fall and there was still some green trees there. This week they should be at peak down in Gallia county.

But the water looked beautiful with the sun glistening on it.

Tuesday was spent raking all the beautiful leaves up that are now falling everywhere.  I am afraid our leaves will all be gone this week. With some rain this morning and strong winds many are falling and it looks like I never raked at all.

Old tired perennials were taken from the window boxes and tossed onto the compost pile. They will be replaced with white and burgundy pansies that I always bring home from the festival each year.

I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful fall weather because it will be gone all too soon just like this month that seems to be marching along much to fast.

Everyone have a beautiful week and…….
Happy Gardening,



Miss Merry said...

I have always wanted to attend the Bob Evans Festival and have never made it - maybe next year! Your pictures are beautiful; especially along the river!

Egretta Wells blog said...

What a beautiful day it was and what gorgeous photos. I love the quilts painting on the barn!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

What great fall colors Lona. You have so many wonderful fall festivals and craft shows. I always love seeing what you find.


Debby said...

Love your new banner and new look. So beautiful.
The leaves are hanging on, aren't they. They are so beautiful this year.

Sadun blogi - Satu's blog said...

Lovely, big, orange pumpkins! I've been raking too - for hours. Have a great Friday!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Lona...your photo's are gorgeous. We are still pushing temps in the high 90's and it's just plain disgusting. :) Our Winter just may be like your Autumn. It was last year.. :(
Thanks for sharing your Fall..because I have none!

Sunray Gardens said...

Lovely photos. I can't believe most of your leaves will be down by this weekend. Hardly any of ours has fallen. It's so weird this year.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Janneke said...

Beautiful photos Lona, I'm for the first time on your blog and enjoyed your garden, your Irises are spectacular and roses are my favourites too. At this moment we have rather warm autumn weather here in The Netherlands, so spending a lot of time outsiide in the garden, raking leaves for instance.
I shall be your next new follower.

Balisha said...

Hi Lona...I have missed you. I might have known that you and your daughter were out scouting the local fall festivals. I always look forward to your fall posts. That planter with the mums on top is so pretty.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Lack of rain or not, the colors are still beautiful.

Do you get snow?

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams


Too fast is right. It seems that this is the way anymore--time just flying by. I love your photos!!!! The blue lake is so pretty but the old barn is even better. Is that yours?

Have a great weekend.

pogonip said...

I love the turning of the seasons--so much new beauty appears. Fall leaves! Mums! Bluer-than-blue sky!

The quilt patterns on the barn are so wonderful. We don't have anything like that around here.

Enjoy putting your garden to bed for a long winter's nap :)

Karen said...

Hi Lona! Love the fall festivals, I wish I had gone to the one here in Door County, but alas, no time with work on Aaargh hanging over our heads. Fall is zipping by way too quickly here, too. Very soon we'll be seeing white.

Have a great weekend, dear lady!

Janneke said...

I'm for the first time on your blog and enjoyed it very much, especially your Irisses were spectacular and the Roses......I shall be your new follower.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Oh, how beautiful! The pictures with the barn is my favorite here!

Lona said...

Miss Merry: It is a lot of fun if you are into crafting.

Egretta: They have quilts hanging in the barn but I did not get any pictures.:(

Eileen: I know and we love going to them. LOL! So much fun and the weather was wonderful for us.

Satu: Girl I am not fond of all that raking either. I love them on the trees. lOL!

Mona: My pleasure. I will be wishing for you weather before long.

Cher: The rain really brought them down this weekend. More raking. Just little color left now here.

Jannek: I am so glad you dropped by. Love new guest to the blog.

Balisha: You know we love to run around girl. LOL!

Jen: We usually get some snow but last year ti was a very mild winter for us. I wonder what is in store for us this winter.

Grace: The lakes were beautiful. I wish the wind would have died down so the lake was more mirror like for the shots. I always want more. LOL! The barn was one we happened upon on a road stop. Lucky stop. LOL!

Debby: They were so beautiful this year Debby. I hope you are enjoying yours too.

Roxy: You are right about the beautiful blue skies this time of the year without the humidity hanging over us.

Karen: Girl I know you are busy with Aaarg. I bet you will be glad to see that project finished one day.

Tatyana: The barn was taken when we came upon some road construction that stopped us. Always a picture opt in everything. LOL!

Nadezda said...

Lona, your photos show how beautiful is the nature in Fall! I love the pics of Tycoon lake.

Jeri Landers said...

I was hoping to see you at the Country Living Fair in Columbus last month... You must come next year You would love it!

Margy said...

Hi Lona! I can't believe I forgot to let you know I was going to the Sauerkraut Festival ahead of time. I got there before 9 am and was glad I did as crowded as it became. Lots of cute stuff as always!

Lona said...

Nadezda: Thank you so much!

Jeri: They always have it the same week as the Backwoods festival. :( I may have to decided on going to the Country Living Fair next year instead.

Margy: Girl you were there!! I kept looking for you just in case. LOL!

The Redneck Rosarian said...

This sounds like such fun. Love the mums and ornamental cabbage! Great combos!

Stephanie said...

Hello Lona! What a beautiful festival. Love that nice entrance and the three big pots above the giant pot arrangement a lot. Lack of rain at your place? We are having plenty here! It has been raining non-stop for more than a week now. If possible, I wish I can send some dark clouds to your place haha... Enjoy your new pansies. White and burgundy is a striking combination :-D

Joe Todd said...

Ohio sure is beautiful this time of year..

Jennifer said...

Lovely pictures Lona! Fall is whipping by very quickly, isn't it? Like you, we have has some rain and wind in the last few days. I only just finished raking leaves and need to do it again! LOL

cherry said...

Your landscape pictures are so pretty all the beautiful fall colors.. love your header it's so fallish..
hugs, Cherry

Anonymous said...

It looks glorious there Lona, even if winter is right around the corner. I've been doing what you were in your previous post ~ moving plants inside. ugh. It's so much more fun to move things out in the spring.
Hopefully winter will zip by & we can be back outside again soon.

btw I've been trying to find some 'Red Caroline' Delphinium seeds to send you & there don't appear to be ANY??? Could it be sterile? I can't think of any other reason?? I'm going to look it up & get back to you.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Lovely fall colors. I think fall festivals are a lot of fun.