Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Teddy was younger in this photo as he played with the train. It is one of his favorites when he comes for a visit. The blog is going to be shutting down for ten days. We are off on an adventure. If I can post photos and some words as time goes by I will do it. We are well.
Monday, October 28, 2019
The burning bush at the old place still isn't fully red. I was up there a couple of days ago and was raking and burning.
Our bush here is looking redder and leaves are starting to fall off of it.
The cold keeps coming and I am already tired of it. Snow is predicted on Wednesday. Sometimes when that happens we will warm up again. I am not so sure that will happen this fall.
I am making a trip one more time up to the old place today and then we have a lot of errands to do this afternoon. I hope all is well with everyone. Thanks for stopping by today.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
This is the skylight ceiling at the mall. It has some wonderful features like this and yet there are some businesses closed.
The train station is already assembled but no Christmas trees are up. I bet they will be going up pretty soon. The mall has lost one major hub store so the south end of the mall looks pretty bleak.
The one of two major stores is ready for Chistmas. This is a shiny brite display as the market for glass blown ornaments is catching on again. I haven't seen these being brought out at Mennards but they may sell them where the Halloween decorations are presently. If you click on the photo you can do some early shopping.
Errands and odd jobs are on the agenda today. It is going to warm up a bit so I can finish mowing my yard. It was covered with frost this morning with below freezing temperatures. Thanks for stopping by today.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
I zoomed in to the tree at the bottom of our hill. I could not see that I was capturing the light pole too. That tee is one of our best in the neighborhood.
It is coincidental that we happen to buy a house across the street with the birch trees. It made it easier to leave my big tree.
I had such a busy day that the blogging is at ten o'clock at night. It is tough to get all the things done necessary to be ready for winter. We have a snow flake symbol on our Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
As I walk around the bush it does show more red on this one side. The bush is slow compared to the one that I see up and down the street.
I am hoping to mow the yard today as it has warmed upt to 60 degrees F. Unfortunately it looks like rain. Thank for stopping by today.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The cupola looks lonely as the flowers have been removed. The red twig dogwoods are looking sick in the background.
Our young family to the west of us planted this last year. In a few years it will be a very tall impressive specimen. Every year we will have more to enjoy. We have three neighbors next to us that don't have a single tree planted in the yards.
Thanks for checking in on me today.
Monday, October 21, 2019
We had strong winds and heavy rain filling up my milk can. I dumped the the rain gage from a couple of rains and the total was just three inches.
I need to get the wood sealer on the steps and deck. I am hoping on one good dry hot day to do so.
I am blogging late today so I will just cut this short. Thanks for stopping by today.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
You can guess where we are here. The mall was really crowded again this Saturday. We both had mocha lattes and shared a cookie.
Some of the leaves on the trees are turning brown which is not a good sign.
The neighbors across the street have only the one changing its leaf color. I don't have to mow so much up there but I will have to mulch leaves eventually.
It is a small world story for you today. I was born in an area, the rental farm was considered my home base, which had a small town of Hopeville nearby. It was southern Iowa. That was back in 1950. My wife has been doing some digging on her side of the family. She knew things but not specifics. She found out that the small town of Elston, Iowa, which is 15 miles by the way that the crow flys, is where her great grandparents lived. It would have been a whole generation and a half before me, but her great grand father was buried in one of the three cemeteries in or near Elston. He is in a cemetery called Pumptown Cemetery. She found that he does not have a stone to mark his grave but the Great Grandfathers siblings are all buried in his same cemetery and in another one there. My wife really had not know specifically but found the Ringold County is the one next to my Clarke county. I consider that a very near miss when it comes to having lived near where her distant ones lived.
My wife's grand father from that family did move up to Valley Junction, now called West Des Moines. He and others from his family moved there and worked for the train companies that were there. A lot of that next generation is buried there in a cemetery called Jordan Cemetery. I am sure more will be found as my wife keeps digging in the past.
We are having a nice warm day today with sunshine and very little wind. It did rain almost all of the morning but we are drying out now.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Friday, October 18, 2019
The morning view is shown with the sun up over the horizon. The clouds are streaming away and a jet vapor trail is also in the photo.
It has warmed up finally today. I mowed with a parka and hood to keep warm today but now it is almots 66 degrees F.
I hope all is well with everyone. Thanks for stopping by today.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
The one last petunia is a tough one. All the other plants have frosted and are gone. I bet this one will be gone this morning. The bed is cleared now of all zinnias and petunias.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
With this last minute picking done I have to keep sorting and checking to see if a tomato is going bad among the good ones. I found about five more tomatoes as I was tearing apart the vines.
Thanks for stopping by at my blog today. I wish you all to be well.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The neighor's tree is getting brighter with fall colors. Most of our trees really have not turned yet but some of the smaller crab apple trees are the first to change.
I was prompted to go outside in the cold last night after viewing others shots of the moon on Facebook. I just had to go down the steps and turn left to see it up there in a clear sky. It was cold and the best shot that I took was this one with a chopped off top. Some were saying it wasn't a full moon but it sure looks like it to me. We call them harvest moons at this time of the year as it does cast a lot of light on the earth this time of the year.
The next two days are going to be a little bit warmer and no rain is predicted. I need to get some yard work done at both places but I should get it done in the next two weeks. I am going to be able to burn this year at the old place as they normal dumping place is having construction work done in the area. We can take it to the dump where they burn it so we burn it on our own properties.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope all is well with all my blogger people.
Monday, October 14, 2019
The light behind me helpsd let the screen wire to be a part of the photo. The frost was on the roof tops and all over the yards. It is a guarantee that things will be dead in the gardens. The neighbors' tomato patch is done in now and they still had some tomatoes on the vines. My tomatoes were planted a few weeks later so mine did not start to die like theirs did.
My zoomed shot really isn't that good especially when I was taking it through a screened window. The one dove seems to blend in so well that it is hard to see his head without looking closely at the shot.
This morning the one dove was on the deck outside the living room window. He was looking for fallen seed from the bird feeder. Having three doves together seems unusual but maybe one of them is an offspring.
It is Monday and I have some projects that I could work on but it does have to warm up. I have sand to place between my paver bricks. I don't think I should mow yet even though I have energetic older men around me who have done so. We have an errand to run today and the rest of the day should be resting time.
Thank you for stopping by today.