Wednesday, December 17, 2014

O'Christmas Tree ~etc. etc.....

Oh my ~ my,... my.  
 I have been reminded it's almost Christmas, and I've been no where to be seen in Blogland since Halloween?  Eeek! 
 That can't be right? 
 Let's don our best Holiday finery and get on it, shall we?
It's not been terribly cold or snowy yet around home....
Sort of disappointing if you are a St Bernard.
But, if you play your cards right, and drive north enough....

You CAN find a little anyway! 
Enough to Stop, Drop and Roll in! 

When you are done rolling, you gotta shake!

Ever tried to get three dogs and a guy to look at the camera at the same time?
Not happening apparently.
Mmmmmm, candy cane!
And it matches our outfits too!
                                                   Hey, stop sticking your tongue out ~
                                                                    Whaa ahaha ha ha  ~
                                                             Better,... now hold still....
                                     JoJo:   I can't see him, I've got a pom pom in my eye....
                                                        Here, we'll switch...  no pom pom....
                        JoJo:  Huh? Now I can't hear you.... my ears are stuffed into this foolish hat!
                                   Hush now... and look at the Cameraman like a good, sweet pony...

                                     See, we share the fancy cape (i.e. Christmas tree skirt)....
                                                        Turns out the hat fits Tonto best!
 Cricket the Wonder Pony:  The hat fits me just fine... what are you saying?
                                         C.T.W.P. :  Hey JoJo, is there something on my back????
                                                  Awwwww,  who's the cute little pony?
                                             Belle was slightly less enthused about dressing up...
     Belle:  Come near me with that thing, and I'm gonna knock you into next week! 
Is that anyway to talk to your Father?
and a week before Christmas no less?

I think not!
 That's the Holiday Frivolity for now....
but I'll be back don't go too far.
Mel  xx

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  :)))))))))))