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In September we had a lot of things going on! Early in the month we celebrated Dad’s birthday. All of us guys birthday’s fell on Sunday this year, and with many responsibilities at church we often have rather abbreviated Sunday afternoons and so we actually finished celebrating Dad’s day 3 weeks later when we also had another little event for me. In between those days Grandpa Potter turned 81–and he’s still putting up square bale hay and cutting wood!
One Sunday afternoon the colors and light was so nice out we couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a few family photos…here are a few of the best.
A bit dark, with squinty eyed subjects, but a nice setting :)
Of course trying to do anything without the dog is difficult at best! ;)
A little different angle cuts down on the squinting!
Anybody want to try a different spot? :)
There were a lot a pretty days and many pretty scenes and flowers as well. I really love the fall…its in my top four favorite seasons!!! :) The days start getting cooler, and you can start to feel a nip in the air that warns of the coming winter….the trees start to change color–with each passing day new blazes of glory appear….the garden produce in coming in at top production with the harvest of root crops, squashes and melons, tomatoes and peppers….
Four O’clock flowers
Seedum–one of my favorites
We had pretty good year for gardening–the melons never amounted to a whole lot but we had squash, squash and more squash. Several rows were from volunteer plant and seemed be a cross of a couple of varieties from last year–delectica and acorn; quite good.
We had quite a cart-full of goodies one day when we were trying to get stuff gathered in before the frost.
We got a bumper crop of peppers this year too!
The hot peppers we made into Mexican Restaurant Salsa — it is really good. (Ever notice how a lot of things you make or buy to use at home is always restaurant style…and at the restaurants everything is home style? Is it just me or does most advertising play off of discontentment?
The fields are so pretty during the fall too, with the onset of fall so many thing seem to reach their full potential. These next pictures are from earlier in the year; you can just start to see a hint of the color show to come
Between the trees…
Across the road
Looking towards “the farm”
The clouds almost look like mountains!
The fall colors this year were pretty spectacular at times, but Dad and I thought that we’ve had years that far surpassed this year–it seemed that the leaves fell off almost as fast as they changed color. Still there were day when the colors were just gorgeous; like this day right after a rain storm:
And once again I’m out of time…. so the rest of September will have to wait.
A few days ago we decided it was time to rescue the squash from the garage before it froze solid! So we did a bit of chopping and then stuffed them in the respective cooking devices:
The 18 qt roaster full of Delectica squash
And a pan of Acorn squash got popped into the oven
Then later that night we had a squash processing party!
Listening to Kevin Swanson’s radio show always make the job go faster!
These are a few pictures of a pillow Mom put together for Jonathan’s piano teacher and his wife:
Mom did the embroidery several year ago and finally found the perfect combination to put it with.
A detail view
The “other” side–still pretty!
And a study of a yummy breakfast!
We also had a bit of a photo shoot the other day trying to get a good family picture–we haven’t had a good one in several years–probably close to 6 or 8 years actually!
Here’s a couple of them where we all at least had our eyes open! When your laughing hysterically it’s hard to keep your eyes open, let alone stay still :-)
Well there’s a taste of what we’ve been up to the last few shutter closings….between Christmas (when we got the new “good” camera) and now we’ve takes a couple of thousand pictures. Of course about 950 of them were trying to get everyone’s eyes open! And Baxter “hold still!”