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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CATCHING UP



Well, here goes! Summer is drawing to an end leaving me with it a lot to post about since my blog has been down for quite some time. Autumn is here and the trees outback have lost most of their leaves. Today the sky is blue and the sun is shining, making  the golden leaves really stand out.




I picked about a hundred pounds of Fuji apples a few days ago and have them all washed, dried and bagged for my girls and me. They will probably can some apple pie filling. I will save mine for eating fresh for the next several months. 

 I couldn't resist a few Autumn decorations while out shopping last week. I love scarecrows!


 This cute couple made me smile. I'm not into Halloween decorations but lean toward the harvest theme.


 I got a new table and chairs this summer as well as a china hutch to match. The hutch doesn't fit in my kitchen so as you can see below, It's sitting in my front room.


 I found them on Craigslist and only paid $130. for the table, chairs and hutch. Is that a good buy or what? The Lord certainly had a hand in that.



Leave it to the kidlets to find fun. I think their faces are framed so cute. I'm not too impressed with Maddie's face. Maybe she's practicing for Halloween.

 Here's a cute little Humpty Pumpkin who sits on the windowsill above my kitchen sink. He reminds me of someone I know. LOL!



Here is one of several big bucks that hang out in my neighborhood. They are beautiful and majestic but not at all welcome here. As you will see below they have done around $600. damage to most of my shrubbery this year. They have chosen my yard for a sparing ground and rip up everything with their antlers trying to get the velvet off. They are also very aggressive at this time and it certainly shows in my yard. They snapped off the two inch diameter trunks of my Rose of Sharon like they were toothpicks.

 My girls and I met at a coffee shop by the bay. We spent several hours visiting and enjoying delicious coffee and this magnificent sunset. The foot bridge is quite long and one day I plan to walk it with my camera!


Above is the remains of a beautiful purple Rhododendron that is in my front yard. As you can see most of it is torn to pieces and laying on the ground. This is why I don't like deer in my yard. I still need to go out there and trim off the rest of the dead branches and see if I can salvage any at all. Actually I need to do that with nearly all my shrubs.

 My girls and I went to the Puyallup Fair here in Washington State. It is the largest fair around these parts. It was a hot day and walking on the paved grounds sure tweaked my back, but we were able to sit and watch this fun band for quite a while. They are called Texas Trash and use trash cans for drums, the lids are cymbals and large water jugs are also used as instruments. You wouldn't believe how good their music was despite the 'trashy' instruments. LOL!



Here are a couple of the band members having a good time. I really enjoyed their act and music. We also watched a little boy around six singing Elvis songs. This little guy was really good. We really enjoyed his act.
I've missed you all and hope to be back to blogging full time now.
God Bless


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3 Comments:

Blogger Kerri said...

Lovely to catch up with you, Bev.
I can almost smell and taste those delicious looking apples!
Your new furniture is gorgeous. What a deal you found! Love those funny faces :)
Your autumn decorations are so cute :)
I would be out there chasing those deer away with a shotgun! They're murder on your poor garden! It must be heartbreaking for you.
Sounds like fun times with your girls. That sunset is glorious. We're seeing some beauties too.
Happy fall, dear Bev.

10/21/2010  
Blogger Mary said...

Bev, Like you, I haven't been blogging much. After my heart surgery and the subsequent illness in the family, as well as my friend's passing, there wasn't much to be positive about, so I took a blogging break.

I love the photo of the buck. I love deer, but realize they can do a lot of damage and yes, this is the time of year when they are aggressive.

Take care and thanks for dropping by my Nook. I hope to visit with you again soon. I've missed you and all my blogging buddies.

Blessings,
Mary

10/22/2010  
Anonymous Teresa A.K.A. Pokey said...

Your new table and hutch are beautiful. That was an amazing deal! :) I'm so glad to see you blogging!

10/27/2010  

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