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Our Porch This Fall

I thought I would share our porch this year.  We still have the pumpkin topiaries.  We moved them by the gate this year.  We do have some color!  Yea! We love this beautiful Japanese maple tree.
Our creek waterfall is covered with leaves from the Ginkgo tree
Beautiful mums sit on each side of the steps, along with pumpkins.
I am keeping this post short and sweet because I am suffering from Shingles.
It is very painful.  If it isn't gallstones, it's shingles.
For the record, I did get the vaccine 5 years ago.
I did go to the doctor and she gave me valtrex.
I am off to rest.  I am joining the ladies of Thoughts of Home on Thursday for their Stunning Thanksgiving Vignettes.
My post will be tomorrow.

Shingles, also called herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash.
  • Shingles is caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.
  • Older adults and individuals with a weakened immune system are at greatest risk for developing shingles.
  • Shingles symptoms and signs include
    • one-sided stabbing pain,
    • tingling, itching, burning, stinging sensation that precedes the appearance of the rash by a few days,
    • headache,
    • fever and chills,
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  1. Oh Linda, I'm so sorry you have shingles! I've had it twice--please visit your doctor so you can get meds to alleviate the severity!
    Your porch looks so pretty. I love ginkgo trees-how pretty! Do take care of yourself! ♥

  2. I am sorry too!:(
    I must say..you have the perfect surroundings for perfect healing..all that nature:)Your home..your hubby:)

  3. So very sorry you are having to suffer through that. My mother got them several years ago. She too, I believe, had had the vaccine.
    You fall porch is gorgeous!

  4. Linda, I sure hope you feel better soon. I have had a shingles outbreak one time and it was no fun!! Treat yourself kindly and take the medicine.

    Your porch is beautiful.

  5. Hi Linda, I am so sorry you are suffering from shingles. I am keeping you in my prayers for a prompt recovery. Your porch is lovely and so inviting. Love the color in your pretty tree.
    Take good care. xo

  6. Your porch and garden areas are gorgeous! I hope you are doing ok. I had bad bad chickenpox in the 8th grade and I had the shingles shot last year. I have heard that shingles is horrible, horrible. I hope you get relief soon!!! Sheila

  7. Oh Linda! I am so sorry for you! I have heard shingles is extremely painful and hearing that the vaccine did not prevent it is super scary!! I will be praying for your recovery from this. Your porch is beautiful and I especially like the awning...it adds so much character! Get better soon my friend :)

  8. Love your porch. It might be bigger than my living room! Oh no...so sorry you are suffering with Shingles. May you feel better real soon.

  9. Linda, you poor thing. I hope the shingles are gone soon. I love your porch. xoxo

  10. OH Linda I'm so sorry my sister has right after she has cance sirugy in top of her scar it was so bad the pain was horrible I imagine how your filing she was in strong medication she put aloe on to relif itching
    Your on my prayer I hope you feel better soon
    Many blessing for you

  11. Your back porch is so beautiful lovely garden enjoy and relax I forgo to mention in my pribios commen
    Have blessing day and I hope you feel better soon

  12. Love your porch. Your Japanese maple is stunning and I love your topiaries.
    Crazy me forgot all about your singles when I emailed you today. Hope you are feeling better.
    Take care.

  13. Dear Linda,
    your Porch loessings and a looks beautiful!
    Hope you feel better soon, take care, dear friend!
    Love and hugs and blessings,
    Claudia xo

  14. Loving your porch Linda. I am so sorry you have the shingles. Oh I pray I never get them. Hope you are feeling better really soon. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  15. First of all I am SO sorry you have the darn shingles! My Joe must have had the mildest case on record, he was very fortunate. I am kinda afraid to get the vaccine as I have heard of several people who have gotten it after getting the shot. I know it can't protect everyone. I will ask my Dr. what she thinks. Your home is like a castle, so beautiful and grand. We love Japanese maples too, had them at the old house and have 2 out by the pond now. Have a painfree weekend. Thanking of you. XO

  16. I am so very sorry that you are having to deal with both gallstones and shingles, my friend! I did get the vaccine last year and hope that it helps me avoid them.
    Your home is so beautiful Linda, and you and your hubby certainly keep it looking that way. God bless you!

  17. You have a lovely home. The entry is very inviting!

    Thank you for linking up at our Home Matters Link Party!

    Have a lovely evening,

    Randi :)


  18. Linda I do hope you are well on your way to a speedy recovery. I must say your yard is truly gorgeous with all the shades of natures fall bounty.

    I wanted to take a moment and thank you so very much for participating in the past week's tour.
    The event brought happiness to many. I received so many messages from individuals who so appreciated all of the wonderful tips, touches and gorgeous images. I am running a round up tour today for any who might have missed a glimpse of the beauty shared.

    Everyone was crazy for your gold plates, myself included. :)

    Again, my deepest thanks. Have a wonderful and WELL weekend.

  19. Hope you're feeling better.... Your fall porch is beautiful.

  20. Love the colors on your porch. They are stunning!


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