Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Great Pumpkin Hunt!





  I have seen the fields and yards full of pumpkins,
    not to long ago.
Little kids and adults alike scurrying to and fro searching for the special gourd. A few brave Jack-O-Lanterns are still in view. Some just laying around sunning themselves in the sparse autumn sunshine, others trying hard to cling to the vine or hide behind dried crumpled foliage. The great pumpkin hunt has been going on for weeks and is slowing down as Halloween approaches.

Listen .. (okay, view really, LOL)
    to this frightening pumpkin tale below ...


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hunted down in their prime and loaded onto carts


some divided from their pack and caged 
like the wild beasts they really are!


one quick thinker helps his friends...

Is it too late for you?


Well there is always next year ...





 Until next time ...



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wombat Day 2014 !



It is here!
The tenth anniversary of Wombat Day! October 22, 2014.
So follow me and celebrate!


Who wants a big slice of chocolate cake and some winegums?


Lets stop over by Peter's " Wombania " site where all the wombies will be dressed in their party best. Where there will be lots and lots of chocolates of all kinds, winegums galore and more goodies than you can count!


I am heading over now, as I can never get my fill of delicious chocolate, YUM!
Those funny, playful wombies can eat fast, but are willing to share.




See you there ...



Until next time ...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

HALLOWEEN in the Ladies Room ~





   The Ladies Room ~
     {overheard, laughs and snickers} Halloween edition

It is that spooky time of year,
when ghouls and goblins appear.
They haunt houses looking for treats and threaten tricks.
So what happens after they eat their fill???
Well, they head to the ladies (or gobbly-mens) room ☺

   






Ready for some naughty treats???



I don't have to worry about my "lead" foot with this beauty
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Maxine [©Hallmark] always know the right thing to say


perfect costumes for this subject {winks}


The best one for us curvy ladies...


Keep the treats at the doorway in-case someone comes calling (chocolate is my favorite, what is yours??)





Are you ready for Halloween?
(Only sweet treats means no tricks)









original art belongs to respected artists

Monday, October 06, 2014

Falling grape vines on a spooky tree





Chill is in the air,
cold nights paint colors on the leaves,
frost will soon kiss the pumpkins,
As autumn falls away ~
(Faythe M. Anstedt - 2014)

  My grape vine and hops  covered  spooky tree is starting to dress its last finest before going into winters slumber.
Shall we gaze upon harvests call of color changes?



let your eyes climb up from greens to reds and yellows
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dangling dazzling reds adorn the top of the spooky tree


wild grapes await a nibble amongst some just turning grape vine leaves


red and gold grape vines pull away the bark of the spooky tree
look close and you can see the tiny roots left on the tree itself 

We have had a few sunny fall days surrounded by mostly cold, wet and gray signs of winters dregs soon to come. The nips of chill has slowly been changing the greens of summer into the glorious colors of autumn before they fall into masses on the ground.

How has your weather been treating you?






Until next time ...


(if you wish to see and learn more about my
 spooky tree click HERE.)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hops towards autumn




  The signs of autumn are appearing.
The chill in the air has arrived early. Early enough that we had to turn on the heat.
That does not make me happy.
With the cooler and wet summer there is lots of vegetation that has spouted and already falling over into moldy allergy prone heaps. Making for itchy eyes and sneezing days ahead.

One area I can show this week is the ripe hops growing in my neighbors and mine yards. Neither of us brew home-made beer, but it makes a good growing vine for shade or trailing coverage.

So lets hop on to, the autumn preview!

fat (ripe) green hops 
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fat hops head hanging heavy on a on trellis (good for shade)


hops in the process of drying


hops seed head, nice and dried
these will fall to ground and self seed and grow more plants, if wanted


If you would like to read more of what I have written on the history and uses for hops click HERE.

Is autumn showing its head in your part of the country. Or you in the part of the world where the new season will be spring?




Until next time ...