Saturday, November 4, 2017

November Begins!

The weather is so windy today & the temperature has dropped, more seasonal now. The weather has been great for the Fall this year & now we must buckle down & get ready for winter. Bill is installing our snow fences today. The drifts by the shore are so high & the wind takes them right in front of our garage. He's going to try to lower those drifts for this year's snow.

 Bill took captured this November full moon this morning. It was yesterday's full moon & Nick's birthday too! I hope he had a 'howling time'.  Happy 27th birthday Nicholas!  lol

 Sweet sleeping Rexton really suits the pillow I put in her bed, it's a Mary Engelbreit design that reads, IT'S GOOD TO BE QUEEN... LOL

 She awoke & protested the camera noise, pushing her paw out as if to say, 'Stop!'.

 Then she just rolled over & rested to back paws on the pillow, to remind me that the queen puss was resting! lol, I'm so glad that I brought her home with me, her three years ago. She has such a personality & knows it!

 Baxter & Bridget got a new pillow to do their chewing on. They're not too sure of the fully insert & only allow their bellies on it.

 I thought they looked so cute like they were saying their prayers before eating.

 The new trick is to keep them off the couch that they have grown accustomed to. With the wet snowy weather just around the corner, they need to stay down & off the furniture. Providing their own spot should be the answer.

 I had Baxter & Bridget out for a good run the other day, the weather was so beautiful, in the low 20's!
 Baxter has really taken on the personality of a runner, he loves to glide through the woods at top speed, Bridget just can't keep caught up to him.

 This is my favourite spot on the property, it's at the opening of the laneway & has always gotten my attention each year.
 It has an old dead tree in the background, with a red berry bush in front of it.

 And off to the side is an evergreen. The play of these three colours & textures always makes me smile!
I remember a few years back, bringing these berries inside to decorate a grapevine wreath.

 Nowhere else down the laneway has such a combination & it's perfectly placed for my liking, just as you turn to see the house.

 I have also noticed that the evergreens are loaded with pinecones. It keeps me wondering what this winter will bring.

 This is our waterless pond! It was a dry summer here & it's the first time I've ever seen the bottom of the pond!

 The pups are loving the new smells in the pond & went into it to investigate,  I watched from a distance.

 An action shot of the two of them, in the center of the photo, Bridget being chased by Baxter.

 Bridget still being chased by Baxter! lol That tree is usually half covered in water!

 Another angle of the bank of the pond. I wonder how all those frogs & toads will make out?

 Moss is now growing where water once was. Baxter stands long enough for me to get a photo of him.

 The propeler is still attached to the tree, I thought that wind & time would've taken it down!

 I usually forget that the woods are out there for us & the puppies just love running through them.

 Here comes one now, they move so quickly through the tall grass.
                                                   Bridget looks like a rabbit in this photo! lol

                              She's trying to figure out how to get back over the stream opening.

 Last Easter Mitchell started making a tree bridge crossing, it has settled into the earth & is more solid now but...
 Bridget just jumps over the opening, I'm hoping that we don't have to deal with ticks this year.

 So far so good, I check them regularly & touch wood & whistle, none so far.

 Our woods need a good cleaning as it has not been done for decades! I know some old wood must stay for the animals however a person cannot walk anywhere inside those woods!

 Nicholas & Bill made this pile of wood for one of our bonfires, too windy these days for a fire.

 This is my lily that wants to bloom again! I don't think that is going to happen though, we'll see.

                     The five buds look pretty though & our weather this Fall has been so nice!

 After their walk these two like to have a drink out of the fountain that's located on the porch.

 Bill has since disassembled it & put it away until next spring. A new season will soon be upon us.

 I took this photo off the TV, it was the movie Alias Grace a Margaret Atwood book & she also helped with the movie series. She spoke of the quilt she made for herself, The Paradise Tree & spoke of the fabrics & meanings of them that she stitched into it.

She spoke of the snakes she placed into it, I thought the whole design was beautifully done & just wanted to share it with you.

I've been working on the Summer Blog quilt & hope to have it done by Christmas!
Six blocks are missing & I'll be making those in-between the Christmas sewing. I thought that I could keep up with the pace of the 'block a week' but again... life got in the way! lol
It is a really nice piece,  with cotton & all the applique is wool. I'll show more progress of a block a wee & it should be done by Christmas!

Thank you for popping in for a visit & I hope you too are enjoying the weather before the 'snow fly's'!
Mitch & Nicole, my Alberta kids, I know your shoveling already! Love you & will see you at Christmas!

Have a great week everyone!

I keep thinking of my saying... If Not Now - When?
 I'm going to put that saying,  on a pillow or wallhanging. And start my diet!


What is always coming but never gets here?


1 comment:

  1. You are right, tomorrow never comes. Tomorrow is a procrastinator's dream, lol... Somehow, I can't see you as a procrastinator.

    I love Margaret Atwood. I just wish I had more time to read all her books. The snake on the border ofParadise Tree is interesting.

    I'm glad those two are giving you so much joy. They really have grown and look like they own the place. They look so funny kneeling on their new pillow.

    I hope the snow hold off for a while yet. I'm still digging out in the gardens and pulling weeds even this late. There is just never enough time for me to do it all. Still don't have spare time to post on my blog.

    Have a great Maritime Fall.
    Hugs Julia