Friday, October 18, 2013

Random thoughts…

1)  I love fall!  We have had a lovely one and though usually by this time, the leaves are down, they are still hanging in and are still gorgeous.

Both far away...


And up close...



2)  Today, I was out with Greg.  It was such a beautiful day, I had the window down when we stopped at the ATM.  Have you ever noticed what a nice sound it is when the fall leaves scuttle across the pavement?  I think it is just wonderful.  That would make a nice white noise recording to help me sleep.

3)  These days you see pumpkin stuff everywhere.  You see pumpkin beer – meh.  You see pumpkin martinis – not on your life – why ruin such a good thing?  Pumpkin pie – well, it’s okay but not my favorite.  But earlier this week, I had a superb cup of pumpkin bisque at one of the local establishments.  Now, that’s what to do with pumpkin!

4)  A few years ago, I bought a peanut feeder for the birds.  This feeder has large holes in it so it can be filled with whole raw peanuts.  I quit using it because when the squirrels could get at our feeders, they would wipe it out almost as fast as I could fill it.  Well, I’m here to tell you that the birds are almost as fast at it as the squirrels were.  I fill it almost every day.  It is rather comical to watch the little birds struggling to get a good flight going with a whole peanut in their beaks.  But I imagine they need the protein these days to get ready for what’s ahead.

5)  I’m heading out in a few minutes to go to a Craft Night at the church we go to.  Every year for the last five or so, a few of us have gotten together to put stuff together to sell at our annual Fair Trade Sale.  It’s a fun and rather messy night.  I am going to concentrate on stamping gift wrap with designs using stuff like the ends of celery and cut up peppers and such.  I’ll take some pictures and if my creations aren’t too terrible, I’ll share them with you all.


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14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

#5 sounds like messy fun! :)

your colors are gorgeous. the one reflection pic almost looks to be spelling out letters. :)

Barb said...

Your Header and colorful fall photos are a delight! Have messy fun tonight.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

have fun at your craft night. ( :

awesome colors. wow, what a great fall you're having there. perfect moments!

Ida said...

May I just say WOW on that fall foliage photo. Simply stunning.
I leave peanuts out for squirrels and bird seed for birds, all in the same feeder and they seem to know whose food belongs to whom.
The Craft fair sounds fun and I'd love to see your creations.

augcott said...

Give me Fall anytime .... I wish it would last longer!
Craft night sure sounds like fun. Wish we had something like that going on around here.
I need to get my craft on. I've got oodles and oodles of projects lined up but do ya think I've done anything? Nope! LOL
Have an awesome weekend!

Lynn said...

Pumpkin Bisque well I never tho it does sound good. Your photos are outstanding, those colours magnificent. I love that crackle sound too....along with the breeze that moves them along. Craft night sounds fun.

Rose said...

Gorgeous shots and I enjoyed your random 5!

Brian King said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic colors in the first photo! Great reflection!

The Furry Gnome said...

Stunning pictures!

amanda | wildly simple said...

I love that sound you describe, the leaves scuttling!
Our fall colors & leaves held on much longer than usual here in northern MN this year. It was lovely. Your fall photos are gorgeous!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Our tree leaves are still green on the VA eastern shire. Beautiful colors will arrive by late Nov. Pumpkin flavored coffee is also good as are pumpkin donuts.

Kelly said...

that fall reflection is so pretty. I wish we had fall here in So. Cal. hope you had fun at craft nite.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Pumpkin pie is about as wild as I get... :)

And dried corn stalks rustling in the breeze is a wonderful sound too.

Nicki said...

Brilliant colors - I'm heading to the (north) eastern part of WV next weekend and hope the colors are in full force. I'm all about pumpkins but not in everything - choc chip pumpkin cookies yes - pumpkin spice latte, sorta - but pumpkin martini - well, that is just a waste of good liquor!