Monday, September 14, 2009

The End of the Fair

These are way late, but I had just a few more Saginaw County Fair Pictures:

The End
(Leaving the fair Saturday night)

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Pictures I took around the yard on the first of September:
I love the Macro on my new camera.

This is one of Bobby's cooling/nap holes. He has a few, some are bigger and deeper than this. When we get around to getting his kennel we won't twist our ankles in the back yard any more.

Bobby's home. The Dog house is used, but was a gift. He does sleep in it when the cats aren't tormenting him.

The pond is even lower than this right now.
I was hoping to have a bunch of these gourds for birdhouse projects for the fair next year. This is the only one big enough.

So far we have had 2 edible watermelons. We should have one more. They aren't very bit, but they were yummy.

I planted sunflowers all over. They are beautiful right now. We are hoping to get enough seeds for a few snacks.

Here are the tallest on the south side of the house.

I got 3 pumpkins. They aren't huge, but they are almost perfectly round--just the way I like pumpkins short and plump.
A few of my delphiniums bloomed. They are beautiful, of course my favorite color. I will need to find a way to stake them next year.
Unedited, ie. photo shop, pictures from Labor Day weekend, so I know they are crooked and need cropped etc. Just enjoy them as the are.

We went up to Mesick to stay with friends. It is always relaxing there. Josie Stayed behind with the Blaylocks and too care of the animals.
The beginning of the hike after a beautiful breakfast.
Saturday after sleeping and an elegant breakfast served to me in the cabin the girls went on a walk. I wish I had the same walk to walk in my back yard! It was a bit hilly, but the stream at the end was a reward.Bobby went with us. He was very good all weekend. I think he got worn out by all of the new smells: pigs, cows, sheep, goats in milk, ducks and geese.When we got to creek we enjoyed a snack of fresh fruit.T alternated between walking and riding...on H.Todd enjoying a great meal after a full day of fishing and cutting wood. The rustic setting would not deter even the snobbiest Foodie. We eat amazingly well when we visit. We bring a little processed stuff, but the rest is home grown, home made (including cheese) or local.This is a series of sunset pictures I took Sunday evening. I played with my camera's settings and enjoyed the colors to the background of Dave on the Guitar, Chris on the Flute mingled with the voices of children playing.

We left for home around 9:30 PM. The children were asleep before we got to the main road, so was Bobby!

To Apease the Blog Police

AKA my dad.

Hannah Blogged the highlights of our Labor Day Trip. I have more pictures, but some of the ones she posted are mine.