Midwest Changes

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I took a walk today to gather leaves or other natural items to paint or carve into a stamp. The colors are starting to come out. This is a bush outside of my front door. It was so pretty with the sun shining on it.

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My burning bush is all changed and losing the leaves. Closeup of the its berries.

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Our neighbors crab apple tree.

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A common area that has the trees lining it.

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It’s breezy today, our flags are standing up nicely.

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A wall of yellow and green.

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The sun must shine on that spot.

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Blue sky, the tree in the middle is just not going to change yet.

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Pretty red mums.

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I have watched these pinecones when they first came on to the tree, and then they grew and were green and now they have matured.

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The squirrels are busy. The farmers almanac says we are going to have a lot of snow this winter, it seems as if the squirrels know it too. They were very active this morning, running all around and chirping at me as I walked by.

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Ornamental grass

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Another kind of ornamental grass.

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My sweet potato vine has been blooming this last couple of weeks. They look like small petunias. It was kind of a nice surprise. Hope that you have a lot of pretty nature where you are at.

Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge

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Since I love rubberstamps so much I thought that I would submit a card to the Sweet Stamps Monthly Challenge theme of Anything Goes. This is a set by Sweet Stamps called Trees and Leaves 2 step. With the changing of the seasons this will be good in fall colors.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Barn Door, Shabby Shutters and Wild Honey. The patterned paper is from a group called First Fruits. Click here to go check out other submissions.

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Of course the inside needed to be finished so I can have it in the stash to use. This is also a Sweet Stamps Sentiment. Thanks for checking in!