A jack-o-lantern carved by one of my nephews. Such a great gap-toothed smile! And here we have a pint-sized giraffe on candy patrol. I was very impressed with his restraint, though I must say we both ate a lot of candy ourselves!
Friday, October 28, 2011
Another shot from last year's NC State Fair. I love how you can get "up close and personal" with the goats and other livestock! I've heard that goats possess personalities the way dogs do. I would say this one is of the out-going and inquisitive sort, wouldn't you?
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
While this is the runner-up pumpkin weighing in at 1,807 lb, I hear the the NY Botanical Garden is showcasing a world record-breaking pumpkin weighing 1,818 lb! That's almost 1,000 pounds more than the biggest one at the NC State Fair last year.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
The leaves are definitely changing, and the beautiful weather this weekend with bright blue skies, wispy white clouds, and a crisp breeze meant my camera was out at every turn. I love fall days like these. Several nearby maples were so vibrant I couldn't stop taking pictures.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
A trip to Vermont is not complete without treating oneself to maple syrup, which is exactly what I did this weekend. The drive was beautiful, with lots of color in the trees, and even though many towns and roads had been ravaged recently by hurricane Irene, almost all routes were open and businesses were bustling. Fortunately that included my favorite spot on Route 9, home to the little calf I drew so many years ago. They even had a new one—he was a little under the weather, but they assured me he'll make a full recovery.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This past weekend on the Chesapeake Bay we were treated to 2 rainbows coming straight up out of the water—the colors of the one on the left were so intense at the base. But what I'd never seen before were the bands of light coming off the rainbow toward the imaginary center, sort of like the spokes on a wheel; you can see them here if you look closely. Spectacular.