Sunday, October 16, 2011

Foto Funday {week 42 | 2011}


Good morning! It’s Sunday morning again and time to share a few photos from the past week. The above photo was taken while I was outside shooting the beautiful wall of clouds that was passing between us and the Selkirks on Tuesday, when suddenly this large falcon flew into view & landed in the top of a tree. I loved this shot I got of him just as he took off again!

Here’s a view of just the clouds moving in front of the Selkirks …


Just earlier this morning I had a nearly tragic visit from a smaller falcon, a kestrel, who somehow slammed into our back patio door. While I took this picture I also talked to him, encouraging him to keep trying to fly, and I silently put up some prayers for him to recover from the impact. I was so thrilled when he suddenly gave it a try, sputtering just above the ground for a few and then gaining a little altitude before landing perfectly on an old stump in the back yard. Not long after, he was off again! So glad he came out of it alright!



My awesome husband has been doing some work on a project he had begun several years ago, long before he became disabled. While the work goes slowly and he can’t work on it as often as he’d like sometimes (due to his health issues) he is making some wonderful progress, and the work is just beautiful. This is a wooden valance to go above our bedroom window. It features gorgeous “rope” edging that Jim long ago carved by hand. His recent work has included hand-carving the Cruse family crest and some shells from that crest to be attached to the front of the valance when finished. I just love his work and the wonderful smell of woodshavings! Open-mouthed smile






This silly, fun photo is one that Jim took of me on our anniversary this past week. He was doing his usual Austin Powers moves with the camera – holding it at all angles and shooting randomly…hilarious! Of course, it always gets me laughing wildly when he does it! Open-mouthed smile


And speaking of silly fun and random … I snapped this shot in the WalMart parking lot of an amazing load some folks had who are obviously in the process of moving. Now I have seen some really packed pickup trucks and trailers in my time, but I never have seen the front of a towed car loaded like this! Awesome! Open-mouthed smile


Have a really marvelous, and silly, fun, random week everyone! Open-mouthed smile

Blessings to you!

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Foto Funday {week 41 | 2011}


Watching to see when the first snows will show up on Schweitzer Ski Mountain … still nothing visible from here. Open-mouthed smile

I didn’t take a lot of photos this past week, as I have been terribly sick with a miserable head & chest cold. I did, however, pop outside this morning to snap a few photos as the sun was peeking through the clouds just a bit and the autumn colors are becoming more evident – beautiful!







After snapping pics this morning, I came in and imported all the pics from my camera, and then noticed a little “friend” in one of the pics, so I went back out to snap a closer pic of her. Smile Can you spot her in the first photo?



We had other visitors … the morning regulars stopping by their cracked corn breakfast. Smile


Our poor hot pepper plant took a beating out in the garden this year from nibbling critters, plus it is producing peppers very late in the season due to the cool, wet June and July we had, so we moved it inside to see if we can get a few peppers out of it. Looking yummy!


This fella is “hanging around” on our front porch … I’m hoping to get the rest of my Halloween décor up this afternoon.



Do you have your Halloween décor up yet? Do you have a *favorite* item for this holiday that you always look forward to displaying?

Blessings to you!

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Foto Funday {week 40 | 2011}


We spent yesterday with our son, Aaron, and his wife, Amanda, making the trip to Ione and back so we could ride the Lions Club Excursion Train. What a beautiful day it was! We had such a good time!





Through the tunnel …



Over the bridge and dam …




An old, old cabin …


Look at this little desperado! Smile


An old kiln …


One my hubby took .. Smile


Happy couple!


From around home here on Moose Trail Acres, a hungry chickadee …


… some autumn crocus …


… a really big bumble bee …


… a beautiful hollyhock …


Happy October everyone! Open-mouthed smile

Blessings to you!

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