Friday, October 30, 2009

There's a lovely little island just a 20 minute drive from us. It is full of fields, farms, a beach, wild life...we went there to a pumpkin patch last week. Oliver went on a hayride with LD while i was instructed to go for a walk and take pictures. happy to oblige. We ate pie and Oliver thought he wanted corn on the cob, which I don't care for at all and wasn't surprised when he wouldn't eat it :) LD ate it. We still haven't carved our pumpkin and tomorrow is Halloween! Maybe tonight. Work has been busy! My hats are selling well, really well, at the shops. I need to deliver more and can't seem to get the hats finished because it is overwhelming me to pieces. I've had a recurring problem with blogging...somedays I want to do it and most days I think, who really cares?! Does anyone care what I wore or where I went or what I bought? It's funny though because I enjoy reading those same things on others blogs. And it seems I have only had the time for either posting or reading but not both. Ah's a day on the farm:

This is my favorite spot out there. I remember a year and half ago Oliver running up and down that little slope one evening in the summertime.
old trees
looking out from the old trees to the field

A little hidey hole the chickens were running in and out of. Much too short for an adult to walk through but perfect for the littlest people and animals

the chickens were so much fun to watch! There were so many of them!

All the berries have been picked and the vines dried up

I caught my scowl on camera! This is my concentrated I am thinking look which most who don't know me amd some who do take for an angry scowl.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

not much

to talk about...just a few pretty autumn pictures. Instead of the bright oranges and reds of the season I've been scouting out subtle and subdued dried leaves ands flowers like these hydrangea petals and the leaves. Loving the sunsets we've seen here the last few weeks. More often than not I don't have my camera along so it was good luck that it was along the other night for this one.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

hello october!

it's one of those things...what happened to September? It is mostly a blur but I swear it was only 4 days. So it is October now. I made the first pot of soup of the season last night, a really wonderful creamy broccoli with sharp cheddar, warm rolls and a salad. It's boots and sweaters and today for the first time a rain coat and hat. There was lots of wind which is always nice and exciting. And baths! hot baths, more sleep. We are already talking about wanting a vacation somewhere warm. We thought Hawaii but it just doesn't fit in with things right now. These pictures I took on Saturday at the restaurant where we went out to dinner with LD's parents. A bottle of ketchup exploded all over my shirt and LD's mom thought it was quite possibly the funniest thing in this world. Me, I didn't laugh. I wish I could laugh at myself more though. I hope to decorate the house with Halloween decorations for Oliver this weekend.

Friday, October 2, 2009

honest scrap and beautiful skies

Last week we had several days of skies that looked so different from the Pacific NW skies I am used to. Usually it is a solid wall of grey, blue or blue with some clouds. Finally last Friday morning I had my camera with me and got these puffy white clouds shown above. I love the dark shadows within each one and how they strecth for miles and miles. The other two pictures were taken close by our house later that same day. I'm much more of a sunrise person but with these crazy skies we got a really beautiful sunset that night. There is a ridge that overlooks the river and the rail yards just down the street from our house. I took walk down there to take some pictures and I saw that couple huddled under the patchwork quilt. I liked that quite a bit! On the way home I saw the swifts were still visiting the chimney so I sat awhile and watched them. I read on a blog profile last week the words "nature makes me cry"...I liked that alot. Lastly, the always wonderful Heather tagged my with Honest Scrap. Thanks Heather :) I am to share 10 honest things about myself. So:

1. (ducking my head under my hands right now to prepare for the disdain of everyone) I am not a dog person. At all.
2. I have terrible, really terrible, long term memory. I don't rememeber most of my childhood, just a few bits here and there. My brothers and sister will say "remember when...." and I wonder if I was even there.
3. I spend a lot of time living in my head which I think is the reason for my terrible memory. I am simply not paying attention.
4. I am a really good baker.
5. This week I told Larry my next job might be working for airline so we can get free tickets
6. I have a quick fiery temper
7. I can't hold a grudge, even though I want to sometimes.
8. I like to drive fast and get super impatient with slow pokes
9. I like teen type tv like gossip girl and 90210...I've considered that perhaps I am emotionally stunted.
10. Yesterday I wondered if I was meant to be a parent. Sometimes, alot of times, I feel like I am in way over my head.