Saturday, October 30, 2010


Samhainophobia is the term for an abnormal and persistant fear of Hallowe'en.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Spectacular Autumn

The fall colours were somewhatr muted in my part of the country, but head an hour west, and WOW! My Dad and I went on a hike, and I snapped some colourful pictures!

and just for fun, a fall shot from the cornfield that surrounds my farmhouse:

Friday, October 22, 2010

First snow

Woke up this am to a fine dusting of snow!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


The fields have been harvested now, leaving wide open empty spaces. The bins in the neighbour's barn are filled with yellow kernels, waiting to sustain life through the next few frosty months when the ducks and hens need to be kept indoors, waiting for spring and planting. The earth is slowly settling into rest, waiting for the winter chill to settle and cover it with a deep white blanket for rest and sleep.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Kyle with his new birthday pet, Dakota the black bear hamster:

Friday, October 15, 2010


I had a full house this year, and thoroughly enjoyed it! I missed terribly the loved ones who are too far away to make it, and wish we all lived closer to each other so we could visit.
 We actually needed to use both tables to fit everyone! The meal went well, except the part where the farmer knocked on the door as we had just sat down to eat and asked everyone to go out and move their vehicles as they had decided to harvest our surrounding fields on THANKGIVING. ah well. I guess I need to be thankfull that I live in the midst of fields full of a bountiful harvest :)

after the grub (which was sooooo much and very delicious) we headed outside for some good old country fun