Our Christmas tree hunt has begun…

xmastreehuntEvery year it is getting harder and harder to find a good real Christmas tree. I’m not sure why.. maybe weather changes… big storms sweeping through our area… who knows! Lucy is learning how to find the perfect tree, but on this day she was more interested in finding the perfect clover! That is pretty important too 🙂

Winter Storm: Athena…

Winter storm, Athena, barreled through New Jersey and the Northeast this week. More power outages, downed trees, winds, and this time SNOW.. about 7 inches to be exact. Its been a crazy 2 weeks here in NJ. Fingers crossed that this isn’t a preview of how rough our winter will be! 

The upside… the snow was beautiful first thing in the morning 🙂

One last look at color…

Here in New Jersey, we’re bracing for hurricane Sandy to hit. So far things are quiet, but it soon won’t be! The anticipation is the worst part! Unfortunately, there are still so many beautiful leaves on the trees, that in a couple days will be gone… so here is one last look at some autumn color… stay safe everybody!

An autumn scene to pass the time…

 

Yesterday we made sure to get out and enjoy the fall colors before they’re gone! I feel like every year it passes quicker and quicker. So, enjoy the colors while they are here… and if you live somewhere that doesn’t have the colors of fall, make sure to enjoy them virtually 🙂

Serious Day Farm…

 

We spent the day at the Happy Day Farm in Manalapan, NJ. The farm is a fun place to spend a warm autumn day! Little Lucy wasn’t always smiling. She continued with her serious and thoughtful faces!    Today was just not the best farm day for her… everyday is a new adventure into the moods of Lucy!

Yes, it is October…

 “Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.” -Linus from It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

 

The first of many…

Summer is just about over, but I’m still seeing daily butterfly visitors in the backyard. Our butterfly bushes have grown to the size of a small tree! They are beautiful though, so I’ve been waiting until the season is over to cut them back. Luckily for me, plenty of photo opportunities!