Our Hawthorne trees are covered with red berries. I don't know what they are good for but they are pretty.Our pear trees produced well this year. We've enjoyed several. And we've eaten several plums too.
The Red Barn.
We got one nice big pumpkin for by the back door, but I think I need a few more. Don't you think?
We've had several wildfires in our area over the last month and our beautiful gorge is smoky and hazy. I took this on my way home from volunteering at Multnomah Falls.
My best friend from 7th grade, Shirley, celebrated her birthday yesterday and we joined them at the Hawthorne Fish House - a gluten-free restaurant. I had the Halibut Fish & Chips - the fish is dusted with rice flour before it's deep fried. It was good! I gifted Shirley with one of my Jadeite cups and saucer. I think she liked it. :-) Her brother and his wife and her best friend from High School and her husband were there too. Shirley is such a good friend that her pals stick with her forever. :-)
The restaurant had a cat roaming around the outside dining area. Lucky cat!
We then headed off to my younger sister's house where we would be celebrating our older twin sibling's 70th birthday! Robert and Roberta - childhood nicknames of "Butch and Sis". :-)
My brother's daughter Johanna made these cookies - pumpkin ginger cookies! They were so soft and moist and tasty!
She also made these "pie cookies" - a crust on the bottom, a sour cream filling with blackberries she picked in her yard, and a crumb topping. Yum!
Butch and Sis and most of Rob's grandkids. Cute, huh?
We went together and bought the twins each a "zero gravity" camping chair. What they are are recliners for outside.. brilliant idea, huh?
I think he likes it!
And it was!
I had to share this pretty butterfly collection that my sister and her husband got at a butterfly garden in Florida. It's really pretty.
This one was really pretty.
The blue ones are amazing.
Some of the nieces and nephews. Aren't they cute?
Today is one of the unscheduled days this month.. we'll be getting things ready for our trip to Ohio. We leave on Thursday. Shirley & John are housesitting for us - I'm so grateful! Buddy will have their little dog as a pal all week and will be well taken care of. Along with the chickens, the cat and the fish in the pond. I'm so looking forward to seeing my granddaughters and daughter! Have a super week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)