Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The beginnings of Fall..



When I think of New York City I really don't think
about nature and trees.  I think of the hustle and bustle of
city streets full of cars and cabs.  I think of sky scrapers and of
course lots of shopping.  Well much to my surprise there was quite a bit
of nature in this wonderful city.  And lots of green. You know how much
I love the color green.



I did catch some leaves trying to change and the beginnings of fall
everywhere you looked.



The weather was perfect for us.  I still had my jacket on.
Even though most of the locals just had tee-shirts on.



As you can see the leaves had started to fall.
But most of the of the trees in this wonderful city were still nice and green.



I haven't even had time to go through a quarter of my
photos from our trip.  Almost 900 photos..  YIKES..



Let me show you what I have made for this
weeks challenge over at
City Crafters Challenge Blog.



It's all about Halloween.  And it's just around the corner.
Charlene our hostess this week is having us make a Halloween
card or project.  But just not any type of Halloween card or project. 
You must have a Pinwheel on your project. 



I had fun with this. I had never made a pinwheel before. 
And it was much easier than I had thought.  Once again I just
headed over to Youtube to find out how. 


I just fell in love with this cat image.  
I got it from Google photos. 
Go figure.  


Thanks Charlene for such a fun challenge. 
and if you want the details on this challenge you can


I am still working my way through blogland to visit all of
you.  I have missed a lot.  I am hoping to get some more blogging in
this afternoon..  Till then Take care my friends. 

Hugs~

46 comments:

Terry said...

Linda, the pictures as always are perfection! Now that Halloween card gave me one big laugh with that cat! How cool is he? Love the touch of stitching! I hope you are have a great day, GF! Hugs!

Davi said...

Love all the nature photos Linda!! Your card is quite fun and you did a great job on the pinwheel, like that black inside. Are you lovin this weather....I want to play hooky and stay home :)

Juliana said...

Cool trip!

have a great day!
xoxo, Juliana
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Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Linda, love the cats eyes, must have seen the ghost. Your photo's are gorgeous as well! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

TexWisGirl said...

the black cat is too cute. :)

cnelson said...

Wow what FAB photos!! I'm soooo LOVIN' that cat on your card!!! Such amazing work!

Charlene said...

Looks like a great time!! I want to visit NYC just once lol!! Love your card sweetie!

Anesha said...

Great card and lovely photos.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So wonderful, I really love your Halloween card, the cat is to die for.

Lisa Gordon said...

These are wonderful photos, Linda, and I am glad you found some nature in the city.

I just LOVE this card. The cat is fantastic.
xo.

julieprice3 said...

What a lovely start to the day, i love the little squirrel ,i havent seen one of these since i was a child, Beautiful card too, love the colours and the stitching
Hugs julie P

Virginia L. said...

Autumn in NYC is the best, Linda!! Love your Halloween card with so many lovely details!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I never thought of NYC as green either, but that's my favorite color...and I still haven't gone there...but I will! Glad you enjoyed it so much! I would've taken 900 photos, too!! Yours are beautiful.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The beginning of your Fall looks wonderful. Fresh cool air and lots of colour to enjoy.

missing moments said...

Great fall pictures. Love that one with the leaf on the bench.

Lynnda said...

Looks like a fun time!!! Lovely photos!!! truly enjoy looking at them!!! Cute card... heart the pinwheel... hugs..xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your photos are GORGEOUS and I love love love love love your card!! LOVING that cat, the stitching and the pinwheel!!!!!!!

Barbara said...

Love your photos! They are always so inspiring. And how cute is that silly cat!!!! Great job!

My Paper Epiphany said...

There's a big smile on my face from your funny Halloween card - love that cat! Your photos are gorgeous too - I must get back in to my photograph - I only ever photograph my cards and dogs!

Sandie Edwards said...

Hi Linda, I have my new internet :-) The first thing I spied when I arrived at your blog was a sparrow. I once rescued a sparrow baby from a oil tin in a workshop. I took him home and cleaned him up, and hand raised him. I was surely amazed he survived, and over the years we became the best of friends. We named him Harry, and he used to do amazing tricks. When he passed away, the family was heart broken. Thank you for sharing the photo, brought a huge smile... as all your photographs do. Love your card, that cat is soooo cute, and your pinwheel just gorgeous!

Ros Crawford said...

That cat image is priceless!!!! Just sooo funny ... love your card Linda

Audrey Pettit said...

Sounds like such a wonderful trip and such a lovely time of year to visit NYC! Love all the photos you've shared and can't wait to see more. And LOVE your sweet Halloween card, too. That image is adorable. Who would think Google images would have such cute options. Love the layers and stitching, too, and that little pinwheel is fabulous. :)

Catherine said...

You are showing us a different side of New York city to be sure. Love that scary Halloween cat! Cute!
xo Catherine

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful pictures of NYC's natural beauty. Love the card, that cat is hilarious.

unikorna said...

Yes hateful autumn has arrived and ruins all the green in the trees. The kitty is hilarious, I simply adore your art :) Linda.

Katie said...

I love fall in New York! It is my favorite time of year :)

The pinwheel card is great!!

Linda B said...

LOVE that crazy cat, Linda... so cute... and a fantastic card. I've got to try making a pinwheel... I've watched several videos on them but still haven't tried. Love your orange and black one!
Thanks for sharing your photos... Do post more, please!!!
Hugs!

Lori said...

Oh, my gosh - 900 photos! I love NYC...my husband and I have had several wonderful trips there. That cat is WONDERFUL! Love the zig zag stitching, too!

Becca said...

Nice shots Linda! Your card is too cute, and those eyes on that cat are too funny! They remind me of Lucy when she goes into "Beast Mode" and runs around like crazy! LOL

Bunch of Barrons said...

Beautiful shots!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, I love central park, and that little guy, oh I knew him.....
What a cute halloween card there, love the pinwheels, love the cat even (can you imagine me loving a cat?)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card Linda! So happy you enjoyed NYC! That is my home state! We are headed there on Saturday and I'm looking forward to the fall foliage!

shane tan said...

OMG! Fall season is really here and we can feel it. Everything that surrounds us are a spectacular view. Orange and brows are all we can see.
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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That cat really is a perfect Halloween cat! Look at those scary eyes! heehee! Love your Fall photos, too! Sweet hugs!

June Houck said...

Oh, how fun! I love autumn the best of all, and your NY pics have captured the hug that is autumn. I absolutely adore your cat!!! So much fun :)

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Oh - those are the things I just love about fall! So pretty!

Colleen Dietrich said...

By the looks of all those nature photos, one would never guess it was the Big Apple! Great shots.

Your card is super cute, I'm always partial to kitties. ;)

JansArtyJunk said...

Just catching up here...Looks like you had a lovely trip Linda...OMG 900 photos!! Would love to visit NY again...and how cute is your halloween card...your kitty looks fun and a little crazy!! lol ;)...Oh just to let you know I have posted pics of the prayer flag that I made for you on my blog, so please don't peek if you want it to be a surprise! Hugs! Jan x

prideinphotos.com said...

Hello nice to meet you! This is my first visit here. I absolutely ♥ your squirrel image...adorable. I have not been to N.Y. yet...on the bucket list...so want to go. I will look forward to seeing more NY photos in the future.
Laurie @ Pride in Photos

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

It's so nice to see all the fall color everyone is sharing. Particularly because we are still green as a shamrock. Your halloween card is just delightful!

Tracy said...

That scrawny old cat is just perfect on your card Linda. :-) All the images look great and so does that cute little pinwheel. Awesome inspiration! Hugs!

Lisa Graham Art said...

900 photos! I love the leaves and green grass....don't they look so nice together? Your cat card is so fun! Makes me wish I had a black cat. :)

Suzanne C said...

THat cat is too funny with his big eyes! Beautiful card! Beautiful photos!

Jane Wetzel said...

your cute cat has PINWHEEL eyes! lol Love the cute card and cant wait to see more of your pics :)

Buttons said...

Oh as a nature lover and farm girl I was so excited to see your photos of your New York trip. There is beauty everywhere isn't there? I love that.City or country we are so very lucky. Great shots. B

LindaBrun said...

Lots of beautiful fall colors and I love the image of the squirrel .
Great halloween card!