Monday, September 10, 2012


We rode into the weekend on Summer's coat tails....
hot and muggy weather.
Then, a monsoon blew through on Saturday afternoon 
(horizontal sheets of cat and dog rain with gale force winds)
helping Summer on her way;
and Autumn made his official appearance.

Cool breezes, crackly leaves, dew kissed spiders' webs greeted us on Sunday.

We started our Sunday with the usual farm chores,

followed by our Sunday morning tradition...Farm Breakfast...
(this week's menu included Caprése omelets [tomato, basil and mozzarella]
with homemade popovers and homemade jams)

In honor of the arrival of autumnal weather,

we gathered our cameras and lenses and

 took the dogs on a hike in our 100 acre wood on Sunday.

This is one of their favorite cooler weather activities.

So many smells to follow,

a forest full of wild critters and wild critter scents...

We hiked and followed our trails, planning new trails to link one trail to another,

all the while stopping to take it all in

and photograph the scenery,

both close up

and distant.

A few rest stops were needed, for old girls with big bones.

Long walks are tiring for Maddie

and Sadie.

By the time we returned from our hike, it was time to collect eggs and
do the afternoon chores.

A kayak trip with friends followed afternoon chores.

Kayaking down our favorite river seemed another fitting activity for this
transitional Summer to Autumn day.

A special dinner cooked by Hubbs topped off the day...
a perfect ending to a perfect weekend.


  1. It's someone else cooking dinner that would excite me the most. What a lovely day you guys had.

  2. What an incredible day you had. Isn't Fall the best. Great pictures!!!
    Have missed your blog. Hubby had heart surgery so have been away. We are hoping to get him home today. Lng recovery but he is still with us.
    Will be back to my own chores soon. Your post helps with our not being able to see our friends for another week or so.
    A relaxing weekend is awesome!!

  3. Looks like it was a perfect day!!

  4. Yes, sounds like a very good day!

  5. That was a very full and fabulous day. Having a river nearby has to be such a treat. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

  6. What a glorious day!! Walk, kayak and fresh air, love Fall day like that. And there's my Sadie!!! Give her an extra hug for me!

  7. It sure does sound like a perfect weekend!!! Wonderful photos! Love the one of you and hubby, backs to cute!!!
    XO Kris

  8. What a perfect weekend..Dogs and Co....sweet, happy post..

  9. What a perfect weekend..Dawgs and Co...Sweet, Happy time..

  10. what a perfect fall weekend. i reveled in the cool weather and hope we get lots more.

  11. What a lovely day you had . Thanks for taking us along with you ! Wonderful photos ! Yup we have been bit by the fall bug now the air is cool , fresh and dewy in the mornings . Have a wonderful day !

  12. Wonderful post!! Lovely pics!! Great time!!
    Rain :)


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