Monday, October 31, 2011

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

Some days I look at all the wonder blogs
and ask myself...why do you even try 
to compare your work to theirs...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Really great friends are hard to come by...

My honey and I were busy shopping and doing odds and ends all days, so I thought I would share a portrait I made of some very lovely friends of ours.

Sorry it's not more exciting today...

(back row)Eilene and Connie
(front row) Savannah and Karen

The walsh and Abbot girls

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Monday, October 24, 2011

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one autumnal face.

 A sweet young lady who grew up as a neighbor and her lovely daughter gave me inspiration for this portrait.

Thank you Sarah

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Eat, drink and be scary.

Halloween is one of the biggest times of the year in our neck of the woods. Everyone is involved.

neighbors come from far and wide to join in the fun.

We have pigs as big as bales of hay around here...

My Son showing is daughter 
the proper use of a giant
pumpkin sling shot

Wooo wooo !!!

Zach with sister in close pursuit...

Ahhh, a well deserved rest.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Our road trip to Packwood, Wa.

We spent the day traveling to meet some dear friends we hadn't seen in years.

They live at a high elevation up the side of Mount Rainier.

Even though it was raining, it was a great trip.

stocked up firewood for the winter

Elk were everywhere...

in the field, the roads, the yards...

Most of the guys meet at the river each morning to cash in on the local limit of salmon and steelhead.

The changing of the season is just breath taking.

it's really hard to maintain a garden or a flower bed.
The deer and Elk  are not afraid to camp out in the front yard.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.

 A couple of our little ones enjoying
the wonders of the season.

our little pumpkin heads.

They're just a maze-ing kids

There goes Mom's new sheets.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

Some days are just too nasty to go out
so, I stayed in today to enjoy my
wife's company and share her 
lovely little house plants

I have no idea what they are...

The only ones I truly know are...

the ones that look like cactus.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.

One of the many things I love about sports is the crowds that come to watch ...the lovely candids.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.

I do so love this time of year. 
the air is so crisp and clean
with all the cool refreshing rain.

And that sharp little bit of frost in the air... 
Ahhhhh !!

What more can you ask for?

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.

Dinner with our Dear friends
and their two Grandsons...

my lovely little wife and Marilyn 
doing what they do best...

My wife and Jim as the evening progresses...

Ian and Ryan just chillin out before dinner

Boys just being boys...hahahaha

Oh, Ya....dinner.
and even better....

A pie to die for !!

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