On A Hot Autumn Day

Today has been another hot day in the neighborhood.  It was colder in August than it is now.  I want it to be cold or cooler, not 85 degrees!

I haven’t been outside much in the last 5 days because of the heat and humidity.  Today I forced myself to go out to the farm for some Autumn cheer even if it was 85 degrees.

Things are starting to turn brownish.  Very Harvest looking which is wonderful!  The farm is preparing for the winter and sowing the crops.  I love having this place near me.  Suburbia isn’t the same as wide open farmland.  To have this to look at everyday is soul cleansing.  It gave me the boost I needed today.  Now Mother Nature is done with Hurricanes and Heatwaves we can get on with Autumn, thank you. 🙂

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Baby, It’s Hot Outside

It’s Autumn officially now but the Temperatures have been sweltering.

This cloud is about the most we will see from Hurricane Maria.  She’s churning off the coast of North Carolina right now but she’s suppose to move out to see and not guide up the coast.  Thank goodness.  Too many people have been hurt by Hurricane’s this season.  Harvey, Irma, Juno and Maria have served their destruction and now the rebuilding is taking place.  The lack of response to those victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico by the US Government is appalling.  But under the current President and his Administration it really doesn’t surprise me.  Compassion is only granted if there is a profit (for Trump and his Cronies) to be made.

I’m hoping once Maria moves out of our area we will see more seasonable temperatures and the Hurricane’s will die down.  Here’s to Hope!

1776 Lives!!

Sunday saw bright sunny skies and a balmy 60 degrees.  It was the perfect kind of day to take in the yearly Revolutionary War Battle Re-Enactment.

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What I love about the Re-Enactments is the fact they stay in character and live that way all weekend.  It so much fun to speak with General Washington as he surveys his troops.

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It doesn’t hurt the mood when it’s autumn with the vibrant colors accenting the encampment.

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They held weapon demonstrations before the skirmish.

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It turns out Ben Franklin is quite the shooter.  The lady in non-period garb is the safety inspector.

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In the center, guiding the American Militia is General George Washington.

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The British won the skirmish but not the war and the Americans lived to re-enact another battle!

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If you get a chance visit Hope Lodge.  It’s an historic treat!

Milkweed Pods in Autumn

Today I got over to the Arboretum to see if the Milkweed Pods had opened yet.  I was thrilled to see they had!

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When I was a kid we used to make wishes.  I love these things.  It kind of gives me back a taste of my childhood.  I made my wish so now I just wait to see if it comes true.  I hope you get your wishes too!

More Autumnal Joy But With Rain

Even though it is raining her (Left over Patricia) I went outside at lunch time to take some groovy pictures.

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I feel like the rain brings out brighter colors because it’s so gray out.

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It always blows my mind when I go to different locations and the colors are so different.  Yesterday I went to a local park and the colors were bursting.  Today I headed 2 miles east of that and it is still very green.  The leaves are falling but I guess I felt the colors would be about the same level.

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It doesn’t matter what the color intensity I’m just glad I was able to enjoy it!

In Keeping with Season!

Because Thanksgiving was later this year the Christmas shopping season is shorter for me.  I’ve tried to do a little shopping throughout the year but lets face it I’m not built with the ability of multitasking, lol.

I am able for some reason to find places to take my picture for the Christmas season…

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You can never have too many pictures of yourself with reindeer, lol.  I love Elves and it’s this time of year that no one questions how many Elves I have as an adult person…who plays with collects dolls…action figures 😉

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This is Thad…he’s helping me at work this week.  Usually he just lays around the house eating Oreo Cookies when I’m not home.  At least that is what I envision he’s doing 🙂

Elves are awesome because they have pointed ears. What can I say…I have a thing for pointy ears.  I’m hoping Santa brings me more Elves to join the parade.  Hint I’ve been a very good girl this year…well mostly.