Thanksgiving 2015

In the woods

In the woods

Dexie

Dexie

Red leaf

Red leaf

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Fall arrangement; lion's tail and blackberry branches from the garden

Fall arrangement; lion’s tail and blackberry branches from the garden

Very tall thanksgiving arrangement

Very tall thanksgiving arrangement

Garlic seed head and winter squash (Baby and I were trying to take some artistic pictures at night; she's holding the flashlight)

Garlic seed head and winter squash (Baby and I were trying to take some artistic pictures at night; she’s holding the flashlight)

Squash skin detail

Squash skin detail

Playing cards after thanksgiving dinner

Playing cards after thanksgiving dinner

Playing cards

Playing cards

Side table

Side table

Droopy loofah vine gourd after a hard frost

Droopy loofah vine gourd after a hard frost

Little mushrooms

Little mushrooms

Knockout rose

Knockout rose

Wood Ear (Tree Ear)

Wood Ear (Tree Ear)

Considered an edible and medicinal mushroom. A closely related species is cultivated in Asia and can be found in the United States in Asian markets. In Chinese, its name is “Hei mu-er.” You may have eaten it in Chinese hot and sour soup. The wood ear has been reported to positively affect blood coagulation and decrease blood cholesterol levels. Since it is a popular edible mushroom in China, it may contribute to the low incidence of heart disease there. (source: Missouri Department of Conservation)

Different lighting

Different lighting

 

DIY juggling balls: rice into plastic sandwich bags, into a balloon with the neck of the balloon cut off, then another balloon over that (to cover the opening)

DIY juggling balls: rice into plastic sandwich bags, into a balloon with the neck of the balloon cut off, then another balloon over that (to cover the opening) Click here for more detailed instructions.

Backyard

Backyard

A lot of fur still on this deer skull (found by Dexie well over a year ago)

A lot of fur still on this deer skull (found by Dexie well over a year ago)

Turkey tails

Turkey tails

After we celebrated thanksgiving we spent the weekend decorating…

Garden lights!

Garden lights!

Smoochie pausing to contemplate our lighting scheme haha

PausingΒ to contemplate our lighting scheme haha

Spy Garden looking quite magical!

Spy Garden looking quite magical!

Festive buck! haha

Festive buck! haha

And on to Christmas it is!

The Spy takes Christmas very seriously ahhaha

The Spy takes Christmas very seriously ahhaha

 

4 thoughts on “Thanksgiving 2015

  1. Eliza Waters

    Unless there is snow, I guess all woods look the same in November! Ours look similar, rusty leaves and gray trunks with moss. Great job on the arrangements – the lion tails are really tall!
    I love the look ‘Zilla is giving her dad at the card game. The thought bubble reads “Watch out, wise guy, I have the winning hand here!” (for everyone to see) ;-)
    Great lights – love the pumpkin coach – perfect for the pumpkin patch. Can’t believe it is Dec. whoa, time is flying. In a couple of days it will be Christmas! Have an exciting kid-filled season. Kids are the best part of the holiday. :-)

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