Getting lots of candy from all the kids!
Basically a bonus Halloween!
Highschoolers; so adorable!
Our favorite part of the parade; the Junior Lancers!
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!
A tough game
Running a touchdown against our biggest rival
Of course there are still limits to my abilities to socialize, and so, back to the garden:
Irish Poet Tassel Flower
Dahlias and mums
A Halloween bug!
Some type of aster I believe
Musquee de Maroc
The musquee de maroc (winter squash) plant growing up the trellis
I also wear this shirt periodically
Lots and lots of spider webs; everywhere!
A delicate web behind the wood pile
Lots of color
Another Irish Poet Tassel Flower
The last of the hardy hibiscus blooms
I’ve definitely gained a greater appreciation for weeds this year in the garden!
Our next door neighbor’s had some visitors this weekend…
And a few HUGE bunnies!
About triple the size of ours!
Our neighbor’s have tons of cool antiques
Dexie & Butkus; twins!
A little painted gourd owl decoration (we got this at Cahokia Mounds gift shop)
Looking very Halloween-y
Dexie checking out Smokey the Bear
Hope you all had a nice weekend! Thanks for visiting!