Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Leaves and a Little Help

allhallowseveArt work by Kim Parkhurst.

First, I wish everyone a safe and fun Halloween weekend!

Now on to ‘Leaves and a Little Help’.

2009 10 31 Morning Leaves Dog turn out area changed practically over night from green to leaf dropping brown.

We have been having some very windy, rainy days lately which aids in Fall leaves falling. I love Fall, it is my favorite season. I think it rates high in my book due to the beautiful colors of the leaves as they paint the bright blue autumn sky and the crisp air, no longer hot and humid, but not yet cold enough to freeze your breath mid-air.

However, the beauty ends when, over a course of a day or two, the wind and rain undresses the trees and adorns the ground with a few inches of raking material.  We have quite a bit of land to cover around the house and I don’t particularly like to rake, especially on a windy day.

2009 10 31 Morning Deer Deer graze just outside our fence.

The local wildlife seem pretty happy with things even though the garden is in miserable shape now covered in leaves and taken down by evening frosts.

Of course that is outside and though it is a gray and rainy day outside there is a lot going on inside.

2009 10 31 Fidget up

Fidget is very busy doing what Fidget does….

2009 10 31Fidget swats

2009 10 31Fidget twisted I’ll let you figure this one out for yourself.

2009 10 31 Scooter with Fidgets head Photo of Scooter using my ‘Fidget’ editing tool.

Fidget can be very useful, as you can see. He did allow a few more photos of Greyhounds. So I will let him choose which ones to show you next.

2009 10 31 Scooter back of head Scooter

2009 10 31 Renner close upRenner

Fidget seems to favor the ‘predator lurking on prey’ mode where his victims are clueless to his presence.

2009 10 31 Scooter sleeps

Scooter doesn’t care and continues to do what Scooter does best.

2009 10 31 Renner snoozes

Renner just does not want to be a part of Fidget’s antics and is pretty good at hiding ‘in plain sight’.

So now with all the camera work said and done I begin to get to work on other things.

Of course Fidget is no slacker, he is there to help out.

2009 10 31 Fidged head side 

2009 10 31 Fidget close 

It is tiring though.

2009 10 31 Fidget face

Are we done yet?

2009 10 31 Fidget tired


Then of course…

2009 10 31 Fidge at computer 001   Fidget is also big on Quality Control.

Friday, October 30, 2009

A Bear and His Friend


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Quenching his thirst in a pond he is face to face.


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So what is this big guy looking at now?

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He was checking out his friend in the pond.

These photos were taken through a smeary sheet of protection, I’m not that brave!

Hop on over to James’s place ‘Weekend Reflections’ to see reflections from around the world.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Black Greyhound Cyber


Black spots on Scooter.



Black stripes.

DSC00098 Doll in Black.

True Color Thursday is a nice place to find more photos from around the world!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


DSC06058 We all went out for our yearly apple picking at a near by Apple Orchard.



The Only apple they allowed us to pick were Haralsons so that is what we picked.


We had a two handed eater with us. I think eating two apples at One time takes a special talent. ;)

DSC06059 Haralson apples are a bit on the tart side. “Whew sour!”

ABC Wednesday is this week is ‘O’.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sights In Uptown and Maple Grove

Seen and photographed while I was out running errands.

It’s ‘That’s My World Tuesday.’










Even Kids for sale! :)

My World Tuesday

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mist-ifying City

DSC07096 Minneapolis disappears into a morning mist.

Have a look at more Monochrome Weekly photos from around the world!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Where Earth Meets Sky


Photo taken across the Mississippi River near LaCrosse, WI.DSC06471

Have a look at more Weekend Reflections!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Green Day

True Colors Thursday is a Green day!


Green leaves, now absent from my garden, were abundant a few weeks ago.


Greyhounds lounging in the Green grass outside will have to wait until the winter passes and spring comes again.


Though the Green leaves have left us there are still fuzzy Green rocks scattered around Beaver Creek Valley State Park, MN. Eventually even the Green mossy rocks will give way to a white coat of winter snow.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Nerstrand ‘N’


ABC Wednesday’s letter is ‘N’.

Some photos from Nerstrand Big Woods, MN should fill the ‘N’ bill Nicely!



The above photo is of Hazel Nuts that went along the trail.







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