Here it is, the middle of October already. It’s been a wonderful month at our house. We got two new members of our family.
Lucy and Sugar have almost doubled their size in the two weeks we have had them. They have made themselves at home and consider the yard theirs. They are growing out of being lap dogs.
They were introduced to our two youngest grandsons. They are definitely people puppies.
Molly has become a very good “Nana” to the puppies and they love her.
They play hard and sleep hard.
We have this sign outside my shop. Beware the Dog!
Yes be very aware of these two. They can trip you up and nip your legs and tear your clothes. They look innocent, but they are bandits. I’ve got the bloody fingers and holes in my clothes to prove it. Their little teeth are like sharp knives. Working on that biting bit. One day Molly got in front of me, the black puppy, Sugar, went between my legs and the chocolate one, Lucy, pushed me from behind. A group effort to knock me down and down I went! Good thing I am good at catching myself or I might have gone into the pool where I was trying to get a ball Molly dropped in it. I was a little sore, but today I’m feeling fine, so no harm done, but I have got to watch these rascals. They look so innocent, but don’t trust that look.
The flowers in the garden are giving their last hurrah.
The only one of its kind in the garden and it’s just now blooming.
This zinnias have been so pretty.
The marigolds grew so tall and were so happy looking.
I never can think of this bush’s name, but it has little blue flowers on it in the Spring and now it’s turning golden. The puppies like it, unfortunately, and are flattening a lot of it. I hope they grow out of this destructive behavior.
My burning bushes never turn very red. I don’t know why.
These are some of the final flowers left in the pots. We are expecting frost in the next few days so these may not be around much longer.
The view up to our porch. Our neighbor’s maple tree is glorious. The Hydrangeas are self drying on the shrub and look so lovely.
I plant pumpkins almost every year and some years are good and some years are a bust. This is the only pumpkin that grew and it grew up on the fence and we almost didn’t find it in time.
There are no skies as blue as skies in the Autumn. I caught a flying bird in this picture I didn’t notice until now.
David and I have been taking road trips on the backroads of Indiana. So many interesting things to see on the back roads that you don’t get on the main highways.
The trees are at their most beautiful now.
Driving by Indiana corn fields. As a farmer’s daughter, I am always happy to see the farmers having good crops.
This farmer is finishing up harvesting his soybeans.
This is what a burning bush should look like.
Little churches tucked away in the woods.
Into a crossroads called Story where this building houses an inn and a restaurant. People come from all over to eat here. We’ve never eaten here yet, but it’s on our list of things to do. To look at it, it doesn’t look very fancy, but I hear the meals they serve are very elegant.
Another view of it. See what I mean by it not looking like much? The parking lot was full and people were going in to eat.
We drove many miles on back roads and came across a little antique store that had just been opened. I will save that for another post. It’s been a good week. I got a good doctor’s report today and I’m gaining my stamina a little bit more. My blood pressure is finally under control and everything checked out well so I’m good for another six months. Nothing is better than having your good health and I’m so thankful I still have mine.
Still knitting socks and trying to use up my yarn in socks of my own creation. I think these are great socks to wear this time of year. I just finished a Christmas pair, so I’m finally to the point I just have to order more yarn. That makes me so happy! I don’t know exactly how many pairs of socks I’ve knitted this year. When I complete a pair I put them in a bag upstairs and I haven’t checked it lately. Probably fifteen pair or more. I’m still not tired of knitting them.
I forgot to tell you what this was a picture of in one of my last blogs. I mistakenly took a closeup of Molly’s fur. It looks like she’s getting some gray hairs there. Puppies will do that to you!
Hope you are enjoying this wonderful season and can get outside to see all the beauty. Bye.