Autumn Happenings

It's been a busy month and blogging has just gotten away from me.
I just returned home on Sunday, after spending a week in Phoenix visiting my son, his wife and my little 2 year old grand-daughter Calista or Cali as we often call her.
What a delightful little girl she is!  Grandma is very in love and has missed her so.
And one of the parts of my trip that I always look forward to is a chance to meet up with my friends and blogging buddies.
Left to right going counter clock wise.
Ceekay (Thinking of Home) Jamie (Mimi's Corner) Marty ( A Stroll thru Life)
Linda (Reminisce this and that) and yours truly.
We always have so much fun, my only regret is that it goes way too fast!

My decorating for Autumn has mostly been sporadic and consists of gourds, pumpkins and mums!

We are lucky to have 2 great pumpkin patches just down the road from us.
One is pick your own for a buck and that is where I bought my traditional orange pumpkins.
The other one has a huge variety of pumpkins and gourds along with activities for the kiddies.  All free of charge.  I was shocked when visiting my son in Phoenix to see that all the pumpkin patches charged an admission fee.
And some of them were quite high. I guess it's the difference between city and country life.
I thought this was so pretty near our home.
Autumn has so many shades and so many textures, I just wish it could last and last.
Our trees are past this now.  They are either nearly in full autumn bloom or already past.  I see a lot of raking in our future.
We celebrated little Addison's 3rd birthday early this month!
This was right after we sang Happy Birthday to her.
She had the biggest grin the whole time and when we were done, she said,"please do it again".  And so we lit the candles and sang it all over again!
Here is a picture I took of her on her 3rd birthday.
She and I were playing hide and seek .  About the only way I get pictures of her is through play.  She is such a busy little gal, and pictures are not high in her priorities.
So that's about it for me.
Now I can spend some time getting caught up with all of you.
Happy mid-October everyone!