Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall Around Here

The other day the weather was beautiful and the mad asian beetles hadn't started swarming for the day yet, so I went out and took a few pictures around the place.  Things are looking very fall-ish.  I tried to get some photos of the leaves falling, but they didn't turn out so well.

Down by the swingset.

Wishing well with our pile for the bonfire in the background.  If you look really closely you can see the cats playing around the base.

We haven't had much in the way of frost yet, so I've still got flowers blooming.  The morning glories are gorgeous, even though they sprawl all over everything!

The marigolds still look pretty good.

Mums are starting to bloom.  These were new plants in the spring so I'm impressed with how many buds they have.

The kittens were romping and playing in the leaves, but I couldn't seem to get a good picture of them either.  So instead, here's the much-maligned Sylvester cat, who has managed to stick around in spite of being constantly picked on by our big old tomcat, Simon.

That afternoon we made cookies.  There's something about nice fall weather that makes me want to bake like crazy.  My taste testers approved!

It's been cold at nights, but we're reluctant to turn on the heat just yet, so it's warm jammies for the boys.  Here they are playing Legos after bathtime.  Clark thinks his big brother is hilarious!

My baby.  Don't ya just love Clark's bug jammies?

Speaking of staying warm, here's Kaylee, trying on her new snowpants.  Yes, she picked them out herself.  I think they're just her style ;-)  They're warm, anyway, and I got them on sale, so I'm happy!  They're a bit big, but she'll wear them for a couple years that way.  Complete with new boots and her had and coat from last winter, she's ready for snow.  (I"m NOT, by the way!)

Happy fall to all!


  1. I found your blog through a comment you left at Thy Hand Hath Provided. I just have to tell you that your cat looks exactly like our cat, Monster. Exactly.

  2. Karen: Thanks for your comment...How cool is that? Sylvester was an orphan found in a stack of pallets at hubby's work last fall. He brought him home and we fed him from a kitten bottle for nearly a month! He's grown up to be a huge cat...but he still thinks he should get to sit on your lap!