Monthly Archives: October 2016

Late October 2016

Love these lights

Love these lights

Spoiler alert!!! ahah

Spoiler alert!!! hahah

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Pure joy!

Pure joy!

The leaves are changing late this year; it is has been very warm! (60s and 70s)

The leaves are changing late this year; it is has been very warm! (60s and 70s)

Dexie loves standing up like this

Dexie loves standing up like this

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Beautiful fall light

Beautiful fall light

Is there anything more adorable!?

Is there anything more adorable!?

Baby Butkus

Baby Butkus

Fall evening in the garden

Fall evening in the garden

#7

#7

Beautiful day for football yesterday!

Beautiful day for football yesterday!

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Heading...

Heading…

Into the endzone!

Into the endzone!

Hope you all have a happy Halloween tomorrow!

Mid-October in Spy Garden 2016

Birthday Boy

Birthday Boy

His birthday request was to go to his favorite shop; 1,000,000 Baseball Cards

His birthday request was to go to his favorite shop; 1,000,000 Baseball Cards

Babyzilla browsing beanie babies

Babyzilla browsing beanie babies

11!

11!

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Nana and Aunt Alison

Nana and Aunt Alison

Presents (and cash!)

Presents (and cash!)

The best boy

The best boy

Touchdown!

Touchdown!

Another game, another touchdown!

Another game, another touchdown!

Woo Junior Lancers!!

Woo Junior Lancers!!

Sunrise

Sunrise

Mums

Mums

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Hair selfie

Hair selfie

Persimmon

Persimmon

Zinnea

Zinnea

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Bridal shower beauty!

Bridal shower beauty!

Dahlia

Dahlia

Bunny Castle!

Bunny Castle!

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Hahha (hence the need for a roof in Bunny Castle!)

Hahha (hence the need for a roof in Bunny Castle!)

My what sharp teeth you have!

My what sharp teeth you have!

Bunny hug

Bunny hug

I think our bunnies have it pretty good!

I think our bunnies have it pretty good!

Bumblebee

Bumblebee

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Missouri River (in Washington, MO)

Missouri River (in Washington, MO)

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Barge

Barge

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Mmmm

Mmmm

A very cool old building in downtown Washington, MO

A very cool old building in downtown Washington, MO

Sign in Washington, MO

Sign in Washington, MO

The leaves around here have just started to change color

The leaves around here have just started to change color

Checking out the masks at Party City

Checking out the masks at Party City

Check out this extremely camouflaged bug!

Check out this extremely camouflaged bug!

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Fairy stump

Fairy stump

Rocks (found on the Huzzah River)

Rocks and shells (found on the Huzzah River)

Almost ready to pick; turning orange! This variety is called musquee de maroc

Almost ready to pick; turning orange! This variety is called musquee de maroc

Here’s the description of Musquee de Maroc from http://www.rareseeds.com:

(C. moschata) 90 days. This variety was a big hit at our 2014 Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, California… taking first prize. The stunning, round to bell-shaped fruits are terra-cotta to buff-colored, and warted very attractively. You’ll want to use this one in centerpieces and displays before you consign it to the kitchen! A commercial variety in north Africa. (source)

Thanks for visiting! Happy fall!

Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming Parade!

Homecoming Parade!

Marching Band

Marching Band

Highschool Royalty

Highschool Royalty

Unicycling banana!

Unicycling banana!

Getting lots of candy from all the kids!

Getting lots of candy from all the kids!

Basically a bonus Halloween!

Basically a bonus Halloween!

Highschoolers; so adorable!

Highschoolers; so adorable!

Our favorite part of the parade; the Junior Lancers!

Our favorite part of the parade; the Junior Lancers!

Great Lancer sculpture

Lancer sculpture

More candy!

More candy!

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Americana

Americana

Headed to the tailgate

Headed to the tailgate

Ok so I’m pretty sure this was the first actual tailgate I’ve ever attended. I wasn’t totally antisocial in high school but football games weren’t exactly my scene. My attendance at pep rallies and the like was usually an exhausting exercise of peevish skepticism. I guess I was too cynical or too cool for school or something. But as it turns out, this whole football thing; parades and tailgates and knights on horseback; is totally entertaining and fun when you’re not so busy rolling your eyes! While I still have a few years (3!) to vicariously relive the easy breezy, conventional version of high school through our progeny, thus far, I am enjoying it!

Tackling

Tackling

A tough game

A tough game

Running a touchdown against our biggest rival

Running a touchdown against our biggest rival

Of course there are still limits to my abilities to socialize, and so, back to the garden:

Zinnea

Zinnea

Irish Poet Tassel Flower

Irish Poet Tassel Flower

Dahlias and mums

Dahlias and mums

A Halloween bug!

A Halloween bug!

Some type of aster I believe

Some type of aster I believe

Musquee de Maroc

Musquee de Maroc

The musquee de maroc (winter squash) plant growing up the trellis

The musquee de maroc (winter squash) plant growing up the trellis

I also wear this shirt periodically

I also wear this shirt periodically

So fall

So fall

Lots and lots of spider webs; everywhere!

Lots and lots of spider webs; everywhere!

A delicate web behind the wood pile

A delicate web behind the wood pile

Lots of color

Lots of color

Another Irish Poet Tassel Flower

Another Irish Poet Tassel Flower

The last of the hardy hibiscus blooms

The last of the hardy hibiscus blooms

I've definitely gained a greater appreciation for weeds this year in the garden!

I’ve definitely gained a greater appreciation for weeds this year in the garden!

Our next door neighbor’s had some visitors this weekend…

Peanut

Peanut

and

Mona

Mona

And a few HUGE bunnies!

And a few HUGE bunnies!

About triple the size of ours!

About triple the size of ours!

Our neighbor's have tons of cool antiques

Our neighbor’s have tons of cool antiques

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Dexie & Butkus; twins!

Dexie & Butkus; twins!

A little painted gourd owl decoration (we got this at Cahokia Mounds gift shop)

A little painted gourd owl decoration (we got this at Cahokia Mounds gift shop)

Looking very Halloween-y

Looking very Halloween-y

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Hiking

Hiking

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Dexie checking out Smokey the Bear

Dexie checking out Smokey the Bear

Hope you all had a nice weekend! Thanks for visiting!