I started blogging 5 years ago, so this is my 5 year blogiversary. This is not the exact date, it was in September, but I count Fall as my anniversary. My first post had 5 photos and it was from our vacation to Kahneeta on the reservation of the Confederated Tribe of the Warm Springs Indians. Click HERE to see it if you'd like. I have often thought how to explain what a blogger is and does and finally came up with a good explanation - bloggers are photo journalists. We take photos and we write about our images and our lives, our hobbies, our families and our dreams. I just went out for a stroll in our farmyard - the leaves are taking their time to turn. This is our big huge Pin Oak.
But they are so pretty as they turn from green to red.
I then walked out to see how the chestnuts were doing. Here are a cluster of them still on the tree, but most of them are on the ground now.
The chestnut is a huge tree, but more like a cluster of trees. They loom over our old barn.
Dayle and Kristi collected a basketful of these little beauties for me. :-)
I love how they look in my Ozarks basket.
I snapped a photo of the sun through the chestnut tree and was surprised to see the big green bubble circle in the image. :-)
With our never-ending summer the hollyhock decided to grow again. But they are saying that a frost is coming so this poor baby might be surprised.
Standing by the chestnut tree I snapped an image of our little farmhouse being dwarfed by the big oak tree and our little forest to the east that protects us from the infamous "East Wind". There are Douglas Fir and Cedar trees that are 70-80 feet tall.
We named the farm cat Simba - suggested by Judy - Kristi picked the name since she is caring for him. He has a wound on his front leg so is favoring it. I hope it heals up okay. Poor guy has to put up with coyotes, skunks, raccoons and dogs.
Kristi sits on the deck and sweet talks Simba hoping to tame him a bit. She feeds him and gives him water, he mostly drinks from the pond.
I looked in the mirror the other day and was rather taken aback.. I saw my grandmother staring back at me. So, I got her photo and showed Dayle and he agrees that I am beginning to look like her. I guess I'll accept that as I think she was a handsome old lady.. and my siblings think I'm more like my mom than my dad. But still.. eek! I hand-decorated the mat on this photo.
Last but not least.. Kristi and I wanted to try this "Malted Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Tart" so I ordered the pan and chocolate chunks and ground hazelnuts from the King Arthur Flour and she made it this morning. I'll show you photos when we cut it for dessert tonight. :-)
And so.. I'm off to swim soon with Gracie - to burn off some calories so I can have this tonight. LOL! What are you up to today? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)