Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Well helloooooo ~ thank you for stopping by on this spooky October day!
Such a delightful season...
Did you hear something?
Don't's probably just the wind.
 Hmmmmm ...
The rustling of leaves.....
Can seem scarier than it really is.
Maybe it was a flutter of wings you heard.
or maybe,
just maybe.....

it was just some adorable mice having a Halloween Party!!
It happens.

See?; it wasn't that scary after all!

Happy Halloween my friends!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Already October!

Wow, where did September go?  
Well, where does time in general go???
So what has been up here in New England  you ask?
Welllllllll.....  never a dull moment, as usual.

Back in September, I was asked if I wanted to go out for ice cream. (it was a trap.)
This is apparently what ice cream is "code" for.
 Meet Tonto.
 (please, don't feel the need to remind me that I didn't want anything else with a pulse, I have my Mother to do that.)(and yes, I remember the rat's have pulses too,.. thank you.)
Please, don't ask me why?  (I'm not sure).
Please don't ask how.  (I was staring into his big blue eyes thinking about my promised ice cream cone, and missed the part when Hubby said, "we'll take him!"  ~
I'm still a little shocked by it myself.
I can only say that marriage has taught me to choose my battles carefully, and that another wee pony is better than a (live) Clydesdale on my front lawn (Clyde here, he's O.K. and he doesn't say much)

..... and certainly better than a school bus on the front lawn.

When we weren't out having ice cream.... we also went to the Fair (Common Ground, in Unity, ME) ~ and since we got a late start at our fair going.. my picture taking was rather limited.
Though I did get this nice shot of a cow, presumably getting ready for Halloween?
and this one, as we were walking back to the van, thru the forest, as the sun set, and the fog descended, and the temperature dropped like a rock.
Rather ethereal don't you think?
And of course all the while, the flowers are blooming....
and the mushrooms are glowing....
and then we brought Tonto home to meet herd. (yes, it's an actual herd now...)
                                                                Cricket and Tonto
and JoJo and Tonto
and Belle and Tonto....
and sometimes we have a break to kiss the pony.
 and he's a little confused... but he tries to smile....
(it's an odd place, our little world...)

and we've taken everyone out to go for an adventure.... 

and the leaves are starting to turn....
                                     and the sun sets each night... and sometimes it's really pretty.

and I got a little flag for the Garden, it fits right in huh?
You know your horse is teeny, when it fits on your lap! 
                                            Mum is just happy it's not on HER lap.....

And there you have it!
I'll be back again soon.... I've been missing my little blog.
 oh, and hey ~ I have started some sketches for Christmas cards!  
That's promising huh? 
Well, assuming that you have been good and are still on my Christmas card list!
Wha ahahahahah haahahahah !!! 

Like Garrison Keillor says,
Be Well
Do Good Work
And keep in touch.

Mel  :)))))))))))

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Welcome September!!

So here I am again....swinging along, you just don't get to play on the swings much when you are a grown up....  probably because they don't make the "seat" grown up size, and one must wedge their bum into the sling! 

Roly, Poly and Puddin' are enjoying the fresh air ~ trying to hold all three of them at once is like trying to contain liquid fur.... they never stop moving!! 
Saw this cool old truck coming home the other day.... it was a girl driving it!  Makes me smile!
This is the train bridge in Buzzards Bay, MA ~ and that is the HUGEST ship I've ever seen going under it!!  The train bridge gets lowered for the trains, they don't have to levitate across the top, don't worry!
                                     We're still out cruising the trails with the ponies.....
and some times we go for ice cream and walk to the Town Line!
                                                              It was a pretty evening....

In other news... the grapes are ripe oddly early this year!
and quite abundant.
So I picked a bunch...and made grape jelly and a big jug of grape juice with the Concord Grapes!

Mum thinks Thistles are lovely... so I had to come quick and take its picture!
I think they are pretty too, I just don't want to step on it's sharp leaves accidentally!
                      and this is just like they (who ever "they" are) say ~ The down on a Thistle!  
and one night, after work ~ Hubby took Cricket for a drive around town...
and when he got back I was out front with the camera... and he said, "You drive him!"
to which I replied, "I don't know how"!
"pull left, you go left....pull right... you get the idea."
So I shrugged and said, "well o.k., why not!"....
and off we went! 
Those little legs go fast!!! 
please note* Pony and cart were returned safely....

See these tiny little yellow dots, growing under my olive tree?
They morphed into full grow bright yellow mushrooms, almost over night!
                                       I'll let you peep under their skirts.....  Eeek!!
The Plumbago is blooming, I LOVE the blue!!
                                ...and now the sweet little red grapes are ripening fast!! 
                            I can't eat them all fast enough... I wonder if they can make jelly too????
                                                  They are fairly dripping out of the trees!!!
                                                                 Isn't Calendula lovely?
                      and the phlox blossoms look like little twisty ice cream cones before they open!
                                                                         Pretty Dahlias.....
and the dogs keep going swimming to cool off.
 The big dogs like to be toweled off after swimming and bathing...
But not Kippy. 
He wants to it himself thank you very much!
Just put the towel down, and step back.

                            and Mum got her first yellow squash a while back ~ she's quite pleased with it !!!
                                                    So there now..... you're caught up a bit....
                              and Roly Rat says we'll be back again in the twitch of a whisker!

                                                                     Happy September so far!!

                                                     Mel   xx