October 2013

October was moody as it tends to be with it’s dramatic and changing colors, blue skies, fog and at the very last, rain. The boot room is showing transition as the season is cooling and i think there is a very large spider living in the corner who i really must get rid of.  I haven’t told the kids but soon they might ask why i’m banging out our shoes each time before we put them on and i know 1 boy in particular who will be particularly unsettled. There have been many after school scoots around the hood and to the park, beach explorations, baseball and neighborhood wanders with Little M, much dressing up and to that extent i have returned to my sewing projects, finally, after a great hiatus. The owl costumes got me started and the studio is a grand mess of projects now that need my time and attention. First craft fair is in 2 weeks! More on than in weeks to come.

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ending the month with a hoot and a holler – quite literally, i present my Knight Owl (barn owl specifically);

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and my Great Horned Owl;

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(i donned my toilet paper binoculars and went as an owl watcher)

surveying the neighborhood at dusk and planning their route of attack. they look pretty Guardian of Ga’hoolish to me (judging by the book covers Little A is reading these days);

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Hoot!

pumpkins

artful projects,brothers,day to day,seasons | Monday, October 28th, 2013

Both my kids have been sick this past week, each with their own unique symptoms and they bounced back so quickly. Now it’s my turn and ai! it’s hit me real hard. My weekend was a blur of chills, fever and deep aches. We were meant to do some baking and carve the rest of our pumpkins – maybe tomorrow. We’ve done well so far  already;

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They both put great effort into their colorings to win a Halloween basket from our local market. The older boy was so encouraging and the younger boy so proud;

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Looking forward to feeling better to enjoy the last days of October.

red maple

day to day,family,playful,seasons | Thursday, October 24th, 2013

a pile of leaves can be such a mood changer. i highly recommend it. it’s especially nice to have a heap in our own back yard and to know that there’s no nasty in it. people in the neighborhood are mostly good about picking up after their dogs but it seems now, as in years past, when the fallen leaves are abundant there’s a lot more “out of sight out of mind” attitudes. I’m contemplating a small sign out front to let dog owners know that children play here. Anyhow,  last week yellow leaves, this week red; No CaptionNo CaptionNo CaptionNo CaptionNo CaptionNo CaptionNo CaptionNo Caption

bike rides with M in the hood

day to day,home,nature,seasons | Monday, October 21st, 2013

these toadstools pop up in this yard every year and every year they are an amazing surprise to discover. We stopped and wondered if there was anygnome home.

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neighborhood rodent control – i’m sort of hoping that the same rodent who ate my tomatoes all summer long had the misfortune of nibbling on this particularly poisonous toadstool;No CaptionNo CaptionNo CaptionNo Caption

keep your eyes out for this barn owl in the hood. he’ll be around in the weeks to come;

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autumn strolling

adventuring & exploring,beaches,seasons | Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

it’s been a long while since i contributed to mosey and plod…blue skies, changing colors, long shadows, gnome hat season, laughing ducks, honking herons, leaf hunting, stone throwing, low tide exploring…absorbing the shift of things.

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