October 31, 2016

October in Pictures

"October, here's to you. Here's to the heady aroma of the frost-kissed apples, the winey smell of ripened grapes, the wild-as-the-wind smell of hickory nuts, and the nostalgic whiff of that first wood smoke." ~ Ken Weber

Halloween in the Hollow

October 30, 2016 (304/366)

"You blockhead. You kept me up all night waiting for the Great Pumpkin, 
and all that came was a beagle!" ~ Lucy Van Pelt

October 30, 2016


October 30, 2016 (304/366) Happy Halloween!

"From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!"
~ Scottish saying
October 29, 2016

Farmer's Market

October 29, 2016 (303/366)

"Our deep respect for the land and its harvest 
is the legacy of generations of farmers 
who put food on our tables, preserved our landscape, 
and inspired us with a powerful work ethic." ~  James H. Douglas, Jr.

Besides yummy veggies, I also got some awesome socks made by this guy!

October 28, 2016


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"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1
October 27, 2016

Piper's Snake

October 27, 2016 (301/366)

"Every great story seems to begin with a snake." ~ Nicolas Cage

In most stories, the snake is the villain, but in this one, it's her snuggle buddy, her security blanket, her "binky," her doudou. Piper has been in love with her snake since the day we brought her home. The snake belonged to Roxie, Piper's Auntie, who gave it to her on the night they met. It has been washed and mended over and over, yet unlike most of Piper's many other toys, her snake has always been loved and respected. They have a special bond! 

October 26, 2016

Feuilles | Leaves

October 26, 2016 (300/366)

« L'automne est un deuxième ressort où chaque feuille est une fleur. » ~ Albert Camus
["Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower"]
October 25, 2016

All I really need to know...

October 25, 2016 (299/366)

Whenever I have the opportunity to walk over to Pewaukee Lake Elementary School, I revel in the cuteness -- the colorful artwork displayed in the hallways, the adorable outfits (especially in the winter when they struggle to don snow pants, boots, scarves, and mittens), the sound of squeaky voices and infectious giggles. Today I spotted this band of littles illustrating Robert Fulghum's theory that "all I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten":

“Share everything. Play fair. Don't hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don't take things that aren't yours. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life - learn some and drink some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some. Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together. Be aware of wonder." ~ Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
October 24, 2016

Hickory Tree

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"Every leaf speaks bliss to me fluttering from the autumn tree." ~ Emily Brontë
October 23, 2016

Sturgeon Bay

October 23, 2016 (298/366)

“I am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed." ~ Oprah Winfrey

October 22, 2016

In the Autumn Wood

October 22, 2016 (297/366)

"Green-veined leaves suddenly blushing copper, 
bronze-edged trees swaying in autumn breezes,
gold foliage drifting past pewter branches baring all
brass-hued leaflets falling in grace."
~ Terri Guillemets, "In the Autumn Wood" 

Road Trip

October 21, 2016 (296/366)

“Real traveling is not about visiting places but 're-visiting' ourselves.” ~ Sorrab Singha