Friday, October 31, 2014

Fall, Where Art Thou?

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No signs of fall here. It's green... green... and more green.

The temperatures aren't yet cool, but a cool front is coming tonight. It's supposed to be 75 today, and 67 by 6pm tonight. I'm not exactly jumping for joy, but it is better than the 90's so I'll take it.

If I want it to really feel like fall I just crank up the AC, followed by making a cappuccino with a pumpkin spice Milano cookie.

So basically, using your imagination is key. Photobucket

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I was taking video last Saturday or Sunday morning, and while doing that saw that there were deer on the neighbor's property again.

This time I counted the Mama Deer and 5 babies.

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The neighbor has moved his cattle to another field. I haven't seen them in over a week now. I miss the sight of them!

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I took these pics last weekend.

I really miss the beautiful sunsets that we saw back when we were living in Burton. The sunsets just don't look the same around here.



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I found this old photo of Maddie the other day. It was taken back in 2006 I believe.

As you can tell, Maddie is a big fan of putting up Halloween decorations.

Little Izzy on the other hand has a much different perspective on Halloween.

I think this video was taken back in 2007. (Izzy's fluffy pommy coat hadn't even come in yet. She looks so young here). I love how Maddie is trying to help Izzy get the witch's hat off. Lol! Maddie is very protective of her baby "sister."

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And just so ya know, that's the only time we ever put a costume on one of our dogs. She only wore it for as long as you see on this video.

Izzy would make a cute pumpkin though, don't ya think?

And so Kristin resists the urge to head over to PetCo to look at all the Halloween costumes....

Okay, who am I kidding? The nearest PetCo is probably an hour away. At least my pets' pride is safe.

And now it's time to revisit Abby's very first baby pictures. My brother got Abby around Halloween-time.

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Happy Birthday to my Aunt!

How cool is that to have a birthday on Halloween?
I also have an uncle whose birthday is on New Years Eve.


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I'm so incredibly PROUD of Abby not being so afraid of the kitchen anymore.


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I've taken better moon photos before, but I still like these.


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Izzy still has her favorite dog toy on guard duty. I'm always finding it in a hallway.

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Nightly, she still plays inside her toy box.

Of course, once I got the camera out to film her she calmed down quite a bit.


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Halloween has arrived, and it feels so ODD that we can no longer really celebrate it.

No matter what neighborhood we lived in we were always THE house to visit. And I'm not saying this to brag.. although I guess I am bragging... but it really was the truth.

It was the same thing at Christmastime. People used to take photos of their kids in our yard. We've even had people tell us they would make a special trip just to see how our house was decorated, for Halloween and Christmas both.

We haven't done much decorating this year.

Really, we've hardly done anything. We're just not motivated to decorate when we know no one will see it. We've hardly put up any indoor decorations as well. I think all the best stuff is still in plastic bins in the barn.

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We were going to put a creepy light on the owl at night, but never could find one.

I really don't know what we have left in way of Halloween decorations. We gave A LOT of it away when we moved.

FYI: It felt w-e-i-r-d that while taking these pics, I could hear cows moo-ing across the street. I'm still getting used to that.

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This guy here hums and moves his eyes and yells "Help Me!" Unfortunately, his eyes no longer move. They went kerplooey this year.

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We did have some pretty mums in front of the hay bales, but they died this week. The heat made them meet their ghost, but... I guess that fits the holiday.

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These days there's really no one to decorate for. No trick-or-treaters at all.

We don't even have that many neighbors, and some of the one's we do have are... well, let's just say they think celebrating Halloween with so little as a carved pumpkin is tantamount to being a devil worshiper.

The only child around here lives on the next lot over. We made a little Halloween Goody Bag for her, and then got a sweet little Halloween book for her new baby brother.


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More sweet birds...

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Sharing with these lovely memes:
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  1. Well your posts are always full of fun! Those puppies always steal the show though! Very festive Halloween post and sweet little pups, what more could you want! Happy Halloween! Wish i could send some of our cool weather your way!

    1. Thank You. Not a lot of people know about my blog, so it's nice to hear.

      And the weather is feeling pretty good right now. I was just outside playing with the dogs, and we were all loving the cooler weather. (Well, minus Izzy. She isn't an outdoorsy girl). The cooler temps FINALLY arrived a couple hours ago. It's 66 degrees right now. Of course, it'll only last for the next day but at least it's something.

  2. What an awesome post, filled with cute critters and I love the Hallween decorations.. Abby is a cute puppy.. Beautiful shots of the deer in the early morning mist.. Your yardbirds are pretty too, the finches are great birds.. Thank you so much for linking up this week, have a happy weekend!

  3. What a wonderful full post of lots of things. I love seeing all the Deer in your video and the lovely shots of the pup and all the dogs. Have a great weekend.

  4. These pictures have so much color depth and personality wow the bird in pan , the dogs but the contrasts and light shades in the deer so enjoyable

    1. Thanks! I felt lucky to have captured that bird photo. I almost didn't. As for the deer, that took a lot of editing since I had to zoom in so far with the lens.

  5. Love all the critters ~ especially your doggies and fun halloween photos and great moon shot!

    happy weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  6. Hello Kristin
    The hazy pink light in the morning is incredible.
    I enjoyed see the deer antics and listening to early morning sounds on your video.
    Your dogs are the sweetest, my cousin has a Pomeranian that looks like one of yours - such cute little faces!
    You moon shots are incredible Kristin, you have a powerful lens to get that clarity.
    I loved your pic of the sunflowers and big and little witches!
    The birds on the fence and having a bath - just lovely!
    Susan Wheeler is a favourite artist of mine too!
    Halloween is not huge in New Zealand but growing year by year.

    Thank you for visiting me.
    Have a great weekend enjoying this wondrous world we live in!

  7. What a great post full of Halloween fun and wonderful animals. No cows, but the deer are such beautiful creatures and your little dogs are adorable.

  8. Awesome post! I am so excited you posted that Disney video! Cute seeing the animals eating the pumpkins. They are probably SOOO happy the day after Halloween! :-) I loved the meerkats, the elephantsand the tiger the best. The bats were even adorable! Love the deer, the moon...well all of it! I tend to forget some of the things when someone has a really long post...things I want to comment on! :-( But, I enjoyed it very much. By the way, I don't know if you've been by my blog in the last week, but I did a link up to your blog on one of my posts!

    1. Yeah, my posts are usually long because it takes me all week to write them. Lol!

      That's awesome about you mentioning me! I'll have to look at that straight away. I have limited internet where I live... as in it's ridiculously split in half by hours of the day; anytime data versus 2-8 am... so I have to be careful. (Another reason why I write one long post per week versus several).


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