Sunday, October 18, 2015

All Those Beautiful Colors

I just read that you should never ever apologize for not blogging....apparently readers do not like this so from this moment going forward I will never again apologize for not blogging, altho that guilty side of me always wants to. But no, not going to do it.

My little Cinder had dental work done on Friday.  She had 8 teeth pulled, 4 up and 4 down.  Now I know the first question is..."how is she going to eat." The good news is, that all 8 of the teeth were her front teeth, leaving her back teeth aka grinders, in tact. The grinders are just that, the teeth that grind and chew. Right now I have her eating soft foods, but so far she has had no trouble handling anything that has gone in her mouth. Not only did she get her teeth pulled and cleaned but she had 2 non-cancerous tumors removed on her body. When they brought her out to me after all this surgery, she looked at me with a "what the hell did you do to me?" look. She wasn't happy at all and pretty much ignored me for almost 24 hours. But she has perked up and is close to resembling the dog I took into the vet, minus 8 teeth, 2 tumors, and with the remainder teeth sparkling clean...Hallelujah!! Her breath was a "real knock you over crappy air flow smell" prior to the surgery. But no more and just $$$'s later she has a minty clean mouth.

It is definitely Fall here. Last night we had our first light frost, pretty much wiping out the remainder of my flowers. But that's OK, I am done with gardening by this time of the year. I have carried my camera with me whenever I go anywhere, trying to capture the stunning colors that are only here for such a short time. We have had quite a bit of wind lately which makes focusing challenging. But I managed to capture a few beauties through my lens....

The berries are just wonderful in the Fall.

A little accidental color match in a parking lot...

Glorious leaves in yellows, reds and oranges....

I love when these leaves turn color in the Fall, climbing up the tree trunks, but I honestly think it might be poison ivy...look but don't touch...

I hope that you have been enjoying your Fall color.
Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter
    ~ Carol Bishop Hipps

Until next time......

Friday, October 9, 2015

Happy Birthday, Lane

Today is my son's birthday.  Happy Birthday, Lane!  Doesn't seem possible that he is 48 years old, my baby boy. I can vividly remember the day he was born, I guess all Mother's remember those special memories, can't remember each and every one of his days as a little one, but I do reminisce about that day with love. Easy birth and easy going child. A son to be proud of.

Finally planted my pots with fall flowers for the front porch and bought a pumpkin or two.  I am such a pumpkin snob, I love the ones with the gnarly bumps and interesting stems.  I specifically dig deep to find the ones that have some personality, whether it's bumps, interesting colors, and any pumpkin or gourd that comes home with me certainly has to have a fine stem. None of those chopped off at the core for me.

The leaves are changing colors everyday.  It's just like spring when the buds begin to emerge, it's almost magical how quickly nature changes.  One day the leaves on the trees will be summertime green, the next day I see changes begin, slowly.

Then the next day the whole tree has changed into it's Fall wardrobe only to lose it too, too quickly.
It's an absolute must that me and my camera do a walk-about each day to watch and capture these glories.

Bailey and I are off to dinner and a movie tonight.  Another advantage of having her here is now I have a movie partner that loves movies as much as I do.  "The Intern" with Robert DeNiro and Ann Hathaway is on the agenda.  I've heard it is delightful, and who doesn't like a delightful night out with good food, a good movie, and exceptional company.

Have a delightful weekend!!

"The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings."~ Kakuzo Okakaura

Until next time.....

Thursday, October 8, 2015

I Really, Really Do

Three blog posts in a row.  I do believe that I have set a record for this entire year. How sad is that?!

I took the "kids" to the beauty shop today.....don't they look shiny & clean.  Next week Cinder goes in for dental cleaning and surgery. She has needed this done since the day I brought her home (2 years) but I have been putting it off because of the cost. But her breath is soooo bad it's become much worse than "morning breath" and you know how bad that can be sometimes, well at least mine can.  Toby doesn't seem to change from year to year, but Cinder has been spouting more gray around her face. Hmm, wonder if she wants a dye job to cover up all that gray....just kidding.

On my way home from taking them to the beauty shop, I stopped at the horse farm to check on "fall color".  The horses were in the back 40, so no shots of them, but I did spot color galore. Oh I really do love this time of year, I really, really do.

I specifically stopped there to grab a snap of the fence that leads into the horse farm.  I have not participated in Theresa's (aka TexWisGirl) Good Fences on her blog in many a day.

I liked that all the wild-flowers of late summer were still blooming, adorning the old wood fencing.
I know you have probably seen this quote many, many times lately....but it is so true for me at this very moment, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." L.M. Montgomery, the author of "Ann of Green Gables."  Thanks everyone for stopping by. I promise I will visit you all very soon!

Until next time.....