The first signs of fall are a-showin'! Here's some pretty pictures.
Here's a tree down the road that for some reason has only changed color enough to form this happy smile!
It's the happy tree! Like that TV painter always talked about!
Here's some mushrooms I found that look just like sesame seed buns!
Check 'em out...
See what I mean? I draw up a model for you.
I wonder if I could trick someone with it...
Here's some pretty crab apple trees down the road from us.
They're LOADED down!
Speaking of, for the very first time ever, one of our very own apple trees bore fruit!
Here's me picking it.
Here it is picked!
And speaking of bounty, check out this great harvest of corn!
We did the whole garden just corn this year. (and a few beans) And this is just part of it!
What could be finer.
For bears this time, how 'bout these great garage sale finds!
Plutis appears to be a very old-timey animatronic of sorts. He has a healthy breakfast of bread and coffee and what looks like a shiv where his left hand used to be. I can't figure out what he's supposed to do, as putting a D battery into the stump there (which is the size that fits, though there's no written indication anywhere. The only thing it says anywhere on this is 'Made in Japan') didn't do anything. But oh well, he's still charming.
And here's a wondrous teddy bear lamp I got!
Isn't it nice? Here's a closeup.
Whatever was originally on that round platform had broken off and was missing, so I just added a parade of dollhouse teddy bears. When you wind the platform, it turns and plays a music box song, but I don't know what the song is... (I would think the Teddy Bear Picnic would be the obvious choice, but it's not that, unless there's some alternate tune I'm unaware of.)
Here it is lit up!
I think someday I'd like to paint a picture of it.