The day is waiting on you.

October Eves

Wild winds have ushered in October.

Listen!Tom Kitty

The trees are holding on tight, but can’t quite keep their skirts down, undersides showing.Blowing leaves

Even the wind seems to want to head south with the birds as it brings seasonal changes.EEK wreath

The trick is to enjoy right here, right now, instead of chasing the wind.Ornamental grass

Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless—like chasing the wind.  ~ Ecclesiastes 6:9

Harvest Sunrise

Get up; get going.  Do what needs to be done.

The day is waiting on you.

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Today is what you make of it.

Change is in the air.Early Morn

Subtly, weaving it’s web.9_26 Web

Starting slowly, gaining momentum.Maple tree

Fight it?Cat fight

Oh, there’s no need!  Change is a constant.

Does the sun sit still?

Sept Sunrise

Not for a minute.

Quit worrying about those watching, waiting,Cat Committee

Stick your neck out!HERON

Find the good, the beautiful.Sedum

Count your blessings – you have HAPPY

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Crafting in Chaos

Crafting had never been a passion of mine.  However, I understand the value of creativity  and getting hands-on experience.  When the boys were young, we would play kids’ songs and bring out the craft supplies.  It was often a chaotic mess.  Creative, but chaotic.  There was that time when my youngest son became frustrated because something wouldn’t stick to a styrofoam ball.  I tried to help him and quickly became frustrated, too.  Determined to make that feather or foam letter or whatever it was, stick to that %$&@ ball, I resorted to Super Glue.  Of course I applied the Super Glue, not my pre-schooler!  I mean, what kind of mother do you think I am?

Soon, my son was frustrated again.  It appeared that the Super Glued styrofoam ball had stuck to his t-shirt.  Never fear son, Super Mom is here!  I gave it a yank.  Then, my son yowled like a cat with its tail slammed in a door.  Apparently, the Super Glued ball not only stuck to his t-shirt … but also to the skin on his chest.

Fast-, really fast-, forward several years.  I now enjoy making (or attempting) some craft projects.  The chaos factor still remains.  DSC_1041 DSC_1043 DSC_1045

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Photo Friday ~ September 4, 2015

Even with the temps being in the 90s this week,

there is a definite feeling of autumn approaching.

Ready or not.Sept4 Sunrise Sept4 Dropping Corn ears Sept4 Bird on Corn Sept4 Ornamental Corn Sept4 PopcornSept4 GertySept4 Goat SelfieSept4 Happy

Happy (^^^) Labor Day weekend, Photo Friday friends!!

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Photo Friday ~ August 28, 2015

Abs Dirt AbsDirtABs AirwaysAbs1 AbsQueenAbs ChallengerAbs Little BoyAbs and calf 2

Hope you are Queen / King of your hill this weekend, friends.

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Photo Friday ~ August 21, 2015

21st PF

21st Donkey21st Bee_Pollen21st Morning_Glory 21st PF Goat_Weeds 21st Sunny_Day

Another blog post brought to you by Sesame Street.

You’re singing it, aren’t you?

Fabulous Friday to you, friends!

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Pumpkin Patch Predators

The evil squash bugs are creating havoc in our patch.  Well, that and the really rainy month of June, possibly.  I have lots of vines.  Not so many pumpkins, this year.  There have been lots of bees and butterflies around the flowers, but not a lot of the female (fruit attached) blossoms.  Not much I can do about that.  However, I am declaring war on the squash bugs (and eggs).  The wilted leaves in the top left photo are caused by their damage.  The bugs will destroy the vines and move on to gnaw holes into the fruit.Squash_Beetle_Collage

Their scientific name is Anasta nistis DeGeer.  Looks like A nasty nemesis in de Rear to me.  After some research, I have decided to treat with food-grade diatomaceous earth (DE), keeping it off the blooms as much as possible so it won’t harm the bees.

As always, watching the fruit develop is interesting!  Photos were taken after I did emergency treatment with DE.20th Diatomaceous_Earth 20th Mini_pumpkins 20th Striped_Gourd

A few decorative gourd vines are inter-twining with the zinnias, making for some spectacular blossoms and blooms.20th BlossomsWatching the butterflies is also relaxing.20th and butterflies

After the pumpkin patch, it was home to make peach pie.  Why do I feel like this post is sounding precariously like a Sesame Street episode?

Today’s episode was brought to you by the letter P.

20th Peach_pie

Thanks to Mom and Dale for the peaches.  Have a positively perfect day!


Here’s a link if you are looking for information regarding your own patch: Squash Bugs .



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