Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ready for Halloween

Jeanne took some time come by yesterday. It was raining, so we couldn't tidy up the yard as planned. Instead, we got to play with construction paper, googly eyes, streamers, and our old box of Halloween decorations. Our front porch is more decked out than it's been in years. I'll let these photos that Jeanne took speak for themselves. My favorite bit is the cat on the broom!
High Flyers

Black Widow ... she's got iris in her eyes


Basket of Deplorables 

Snake Attack

When we were done decorating the porch, we shrunk our heads and preserved them for posterity.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fraternal Twins

From the archives

I grew these sunflowers a couple years ago. I didn't edit this photo until today. Much needed bright colors on a very cloudy day today.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Camping Out

A family of mushrooms decided to camp out in my Garden of Hope this week. They huddled together amid the bark and pine needles, hoping I wouldn't notice. I spotted one youngster in the middle of a somersault.

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This teen was doin' a  break dance while others looked on.

Then I caught these two smooching in front of the kids.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Well Done, Grasshopper

Last month, I found this fellow sunning himself on a rock.

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Disclaimer: I had my camera settings all wrong and my entire series of this creature was extraordinarily overexposed (see below). It's amazing what a person can do with photo editing tools.

Straight out of camera

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Life on the River

Oh, to look out the window and see this view!

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Signs of Autumn - The New Carpet

After the rain. After the wind. A new carpet of leaves that stretches and stretches before me.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Signs of Autumn - Mill River

This pretty little park is just outside of Post Falls along the Spokane River. It used to be the site of a lumber mill. Not too many years ago, after the mill went out of business, some lovely cottages and condos went up in a development called Mill River. The city kept this part of the waterfront available for the public. It's a small stretch of trees, grass and river rock with a small dock folks use for fishing.

At this time of year, it's very very quiet. A lovely respite spot.