Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

Today, Ross carved his jack-o'-lantern mostly by himself.

Ross spooning pumpkin goop

Ross carving pumpkin

Ross and jack-o'-lantern

Didn't it turn out great?

Trick-or-treating is coming up soon . . . and Chris is currently creating his costume. Stay tuned for more!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Windy flowers

It wasn't swine flu.

But it was a virus, some sort of crud, that gave Ross and me a fever for a few days. I slept a lot, but I did manage to do a little hand-stitching, as well. Ross was (annoyingly) perky, but running a 100-degree temperature -- go figure. By the weekend, we were both doing much better.

I'd been feeling very out of touch with the natural world, so on our windy Sunday afternoon, I grabbed the camera and took a little walk. The flowers were waving around madly and the light was getting dim, but I clicked away, anyway. (Sharp focus can be overrated.) I tossed out most of what I shot, but I thought I'd share these, in honor of this October Monday.

Dark purple asters

Japanese anemone profusion

Wind-blown Japanese anemones