Monthly Archives: September 2015

Lost Valley Lake Resort

A little weekend getaway...

A little weekend getaway…

to Lost Valley Lake Resort; its one of those time share places so we went to just check it out (spoiler alert: we did not get a membership)

to Lost Valley Lake Resort; its one of those time share places so we went to just check it out (spoiler alert: we did not get a membership)

In the

In the “villa” (kind of like a tiny house): while I do love camping in a tent, having a kitchen and bathroom sure is convenient!

And a coffee maker!

And a coffee maker!

Pretty...

Pretty…

Asters

Asters

Boat Launch?

Boat Launch?

Or...

Or…

Dexie Launch?!

Dexie Launch?!

Lake Riata; one of two little lakes on the property

Lake Riata; one of two little lakes on the property

Of course Dexie didn't mind the chilly water!

Of course Dexie didn’t mind the chilly water!

The first small hints of fall color

The first small hints of fall color

Shake!

Shake!

Pretty grasses and blooms

Pretty grasses and blooms

Beautiful clear, crisp fall weather!

Beautiful clear, crisp fall weather!

On the other lake…

Dexie's first canoe ride; she jumped in and out several times...

Dexie’s first canoe ride; she jumped in and out several times…

Until she got the hang of it!

Until she got the hang of it!

Little (well really he'd getting big!) canoer

Little (well really he’s getting big!) canoer

Littler canoer

Littler canoer

I love canoes!

I love canoes!

Geese

Geese

Our best Zoolander/duck faces Hahaha

Our best Zoolander/duck faces Hahaha

And then it was off to...

And then it was off to…

the Stables!

the stables!

Striking a pose

Striking a pose hahahah

Saddling up for his first trail ride!

Saddling up for his first trail ride!

Smoochie and the Spy hitting the trail

Smoochie and the Spy hitting the trail

“I probably don’t need to hold on with both hands. But if that’s the rule I’ll follow it” hahah
Little rider

Little rider

A natural (naturally)

A natural (naturally)

Future equestrian

Future equestrian

Weeeee

Weeeee

A little waterfall

A little waterfall

On Sunday...

On Sunday…

Another ride!

Another ride!

I got to go on a trail ride too!

I got to go on a trail ride too!

Horsey Close-up

Horsey Close-up

Chatting that woman's ear off!

Chatting that woman’s ear off!

And that's all folks! It was a very fun weekend trip!

And that’s all folks! It was a very fun weekend trip!

Mid-September in Spy Garden

Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly

Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly

The celosia and cockscomb attracts many pollinators

The celosia and cockscomb attract many pollinators

Like a magenta brain! (cockscomb)

Like a magenta brain! (cockscomb)

Cockscomb is such a cool plant; reminds me of coral!

Cockscomb is such a cool plant; reminds me of coral!

Here (on a less vibrant yellow celosia) you can see how the seeds form. The seeds form similarly on cockscomb.

Here (on a less vibrant yellow celosia) you can see how the seeds form. The seeds form similarly on cockscomb.

The plants that are this color are so vibrant and saturated a deep, deep magenta; hard to capture the saturation in a photo!

The plants that are this color are so vibrant and saturated a deep, deep magenta; hard to capture the saturation in a photo!

Maggie and Dexie

Maggie and Dexie

Tall Corn

Tall Corn

Dried out blazing star blooms

Dried out blazing star blooms

Like party favors!

Like party favors!

Picking off the little sumac pieces (sumac tastes like lemon/vinegar)

Picking off the little sumac pieces (sumac tastes like lemon/vinegar)

The last Sikkim cucumber

The last Sikkim cucumber

Tall Lion's Tail

Tall Lion’s Tail

Banana trees (and a lot of weeds!)

Banana trees (and a lot of weeds!)

A Delice de la Table melon; it has gotten chilly so not sure if this melon will make it to maturity.

A Delice de la Table melon; it has gotten chilly so not sure if this melon will make it to maturity.

Blackberries are blooming/fruiting for a second time this year; this one branch has reached far over the deer fence.

Blackberries are blooming/fruiting for a second time this year; this one branch has reached far over the deer fence.

Loofah Gourd vines on the teepee finally blooming

Loofah Gourd vines on the teepee finally blooming

More loofah gourd blooms

More loofah gourd blooms

A feather (turkey?)

A feather (turkey?)

A little cave

A little cave

The cave has a small spring with very cold water flowing out

The cave has a small spring with very cold water flowing out

A tree (at the park with the little cave)

A tree (at the park with the little cave)

And who's this?!

And who’s this?!

It's "Cat You Can Pet"; a new addition to Forest school!

It’s “Cat You Can Pet”; a new addition to Forest school!

Seen in my university's library gallery at a faculty show

Seen in my university’s library gallery at a faculty show

And art at home (collaging by Babyzilla)

And art at home (collaging by Babyzilla)

Fog rising off the Missouri River

Fog rising off the Missouri River

Spy Garden 9.14.15

Spy Garden 9.14.15

Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a good start!