Sunday, October 30, 2011


Tonight we carved up our pumpkins.
The guy on the left had a bit of an unfortunate accident, and ended up with a giant salad fork in his head.  They guy on the right fared a bit better and is showing off a full set of teeth.
 is Roger...

We also noticed a group of pumpkin heads and ghosts milling around in our front yard.

They were polite and not too rowdy, so we let them stay.  

Speaking of creepy halloweenie things.. this is what i did to my ankle today:

Gross huh?

Just a clumsy misstep on our long run.  Hopefully we'll still be in decent shape for December.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Meet Gordon. 

Gordon is a potato that I met in our Garden a few weeks ago.  We bonded instantly, and I asked him into our home.  Roger had an immediate dislike of Gordon.  Perhaps it was the size of his nose or his sparse hair, either way Roger wanted Gordon out.
I managed to convince Roger to let Gordon stay at least until I took his photo.  I wasn't planning to ever take Gordon's photo in the hopes of keeping him around forever, but Gordon's going a little soft in the head and I think I need to let him go.  
So long Gordon, is was nice knowing you.

It's been a little slow around here lately.

Here's the last flower bouquet from our garden for 2011.

By the way, I take it back.  Cosmos aren't frost resistant at all.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thanks-fortheturkey-giving Weekend.

For the long weekend, Roger and I hung out in town.  We weren't slubs though, we made the most of our time starting with a trip to pick out the perfect pumpkin on Friday night.
Voila!  Here it is...

Pure, orangey perfection.

On Saturday, we got up bright and early, and went "shrrrrreddding" as Roger likes to call it.  

I also took some photos of the last of the autumn trees.  
Hang on to those leaves trees, it will be a while before you get new ones!

We also tidied up our garden, and Roger sadly chopped down our mighty sunflowers.

Ok, he doesn't look terribly sad, but that's because he's seen how many seeds we have for next year's crop.

and he's planning next year's sunflower forest.

These cosmos are surprisingly frost resistant.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Megan's "In Vogue" Hat

Pink shiny and new, and..... no pill balls.
 Thank Heavens!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Falling back

For most of the late summer, Roger and I avoided venturing into the local trails because of signs like this:

The bears were especially bad in the city this year likely due to the forest fires north of the city in the spring.  Our fears seem to have subsided somewhat, and just last weekend, we drew up our courage and went for a hike in the woods.


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