Monday, October 16, 2017

An Enjoyable October

It is warm here. Unseasonably warm, and I am loving it.  We had a major frost, that has killed everything - it looks like winter without the snow and it feels a bit surreal, but I can't complain about a warm breeze this late in the season. The snow can stay away for as long as it wants. Although that carpet of dazzling white is beautiful, it makes life more difficult, and who needs that?
 
I have been spending my time getting my yard winter-ready and decorating for Halloween. Harvest will be done today barring any major disasters with the machinery. Things will slow down, and I am feeling so very grateful. It has been a good year.



These Pumpkin Peppers or Pumpkin-On-A-Stick were fun to grow and even more fun to decorate
with. But be warned, the thorns on their stems and leaves are very mean.


Yes Sooty, the jack o' lantern print is why I crowded your favourite chair with a cushion., and yes, I am
aware that the black cat and pumpkin thing has been done.  But no, it can never be overdone.


 
Beautiful bug on a beautiful leaf on a beautiful day.
There are so many lovely gourds and pumpkins adorning my home, but there are only a few that look like something
out of a painting.
 
 

My precious Bear... he sure does get rambunctious this time of year.  He loves to play in the leaves - it's game on
if you toss a few onto his head!

13 comments:

  1. Those pumpkin peppers are so cute! I've not seen them before.

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  2. Bear looks like a very sweet boy!

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  3. Great shots. Sooty is so cute, very handsome dog & I loved the curve of the pumpkin stem.

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  4. You take the most amazing photos. Sooty and Bear are precious. Enjoy every minute of Autumn!

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  5. Hi Andrea .. lovely photos and thoughts here ... Sooty is special, as too Bear ... harvest time is always good to see ... cheers and enjoy your pumpkins and tomatoes ... Hilary

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  6. Hello, pretty decorations. I love the pumpkins, Sooty and all the Halloween images. Your Bear is adorable. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  7. The pumpkin peppers you grew are amazing!and I love the pumpkin photo you shared. I miss the four seasons. We're having a hot spell down here in southern California. I look forward to the cooler weather. Give precious Bear a hug! Pat xx

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  8. Enjoy every moment & throw some leaves on Bear’s head from me!

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  9. Ah Andrea your photos make me yearn for Fall. It is hot here, not lovely like the rest of the world. Enjoy that beautiful Autumn air and those gorgeous colors.

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  10. I've never heard of pumpkin peppers...they are beautiful, even with thorns! I love the pic of your lovely kitty..perfect for Halloweeen..and Bear looks like a sweet guy! Hope your temps stay nice for you.

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  11. I look forward to the cooler weather. Give precious Bear a hug!


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  12. I love your photos Andrea. Wow, I can't believe you carved 43 pumpkins plus painted others. I'm lucky to do one lol. Bear is such a sweetheart, I bet he brings a lot of joy into your life. Sooty is beautiful. Pumpkin and black cat photos never grow old.

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