Thursday, October 31, 2013

Another lazy day on the cat 'train'. October 31, 2013

I got a picture of 3 cats enjoying the train-shaped cat toy my son-in-law (Marty) built for us.  Grace had been IN the tunnel before I went to retrieve the camera... oh well.

Marty said he didn't intend for it to be shaped like a train, but it worked out that way, and the cats LOVE it.  (Queen is on top and Bogie is on the engine and Grace is underneath.)

Monday, October 28, 2013

A lazy, windy day in Iowa! October 28, 2013

Queen and Gracie decided how they would spend the afternoon, since they don't like the wind, and there wasn't much exciting to do in the house!
The north deck needs to be replaced (so maybe Marty will take some vacation time next spring to build a new one?????).... but it's still getting some use.
The sunset was unusually beautiful the other night with the sprinkles showing in the sky.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A snowy day... October 22, 2013, Fall or Winter??

It had been snowing more heavily than this just a few minutes before I took this picture (and for more than half an hour!).
 I could barely see across the road so I went to get my camera out, and of course, it almost quit when I tried to take the picture!
The grass has recovered (mostly) from this summer's dry spell and the corn has been harvested across the road, too.  

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Marshall visits for the weekend October 12, 2013

 Marshall is visiting at Camp Stanhope for the weekend while his mom is busy.
 The yard looks green and the leaves are falling and Marshall likes to chase them as they're blowing in the wind.
The sunny side of the yard was definitely warmer this morning (it's a fall morning, so it's not unusually cool, but low 50's is brisk when it's breezy!). 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A different kind of visitor... October 10, 2013

After mowing for more than two hours (and only getting half the yard mowed) I was inside having lunch when this guy came waddling through the front yard and started heading around to the back.
I stuck my head (and camera) out the door and he froze in place.  I then asked where he was headed and it immediately took off back around to the front.  By the time I got back inside to a front window it had disappeared.  I hope it's not digging under our back porch!  

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Flashbacks of the past! October 8, 2013

 This is the house in Des Moines where I spent the first 7 years of my life.  I recently found the postcard-sized cards advertising it for sale (back in 1965!).  (That's our old, long-gone bronze-colored Buick in the driveway.)
It was small, but cute.  It had a small kitchen, too.  The three of us (siblings) shared one bedroom!  Then we moved into a bigger house in July, 1965.  (I still had to share a bedroom with my sister, but my brother got his own room at least.)  

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A festive house in Sac City, September 29, 2013

This house is definitely ready for Halloween!

This is from the other side of this (big, fabulous) house.
                  A close-up of one of the moving cats that sit on either side of the front steps of this house.  COOL!

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