Saturday, October 30, 2010

Waiting for Spring

Picture of my "drying rack"....I saved several zinnnia heads this summer to use as seeds next Spring...That way I got to pick the colors I wanted, although all the colors were pretty. They are good and dry now so I need to store them away until Spring. Hopefully I will remember where I put them!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Cool Caterpillar

I saw this cool caterpillar on a vine in our yard.....At first it had these little white things all over it, which apparently is some sort of wasp larva.....The next day the larva was gone. It's pretty neat what nature provides for us to see when we take the time to stop and actually look.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Auction Finds

We went to an auction in a neighboring town last weekend..Had a great time! We bought this big cast iron pot.........My husband likes these alot...

Bought some chairs for the cabin at the river...

Love, love, love this table! Has decorative carving along the sides of the top...and the claw feet....wonderful! Haven't decided where to put it in the house yet, but I will find a spot....

Colorful quilt.....lots of red and is trimmed in red also. Tried to look up the pattern, but haven't found out what it's called yet. some of the pieces are sooo small.....I think it's great! Quilting is such an art!

A random assortment of things in a box we had to buy to get the tin....mostly worthless, I suppose. I do like the item on the right side with the cats on each end...maybe it's for crackers?

Very scary squirrel! There were also two skunks made like this in the box too....

The tin. It just happened to be completely full of old hair curlers..lots of hair curlers!

Cool wire egg was also full of misc. items...we had already emptied most of them out.

Had a really good time at the auction. Enjoyed visiting with the kids alot and the weather was wonderful.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dirty car

I drew the happy face on the back glass of our car. My husband caught me drawing a second one and asked me what I was I drew a crazy mad face on the second one. Maybe I should just wash the car?

Where to put it??

Bought this cute little ladder-like deal a week or two ago. I thought I may be able to display some linens or something on it....Only I really don't have any place to put it in my house....Will have to figure something out!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Special Kitty

The current stockpile of special kitty for our old cat, Tippy. She uses two cans a day, one in the morning and one in the evening. The dry food was getting difficult for her, so cans it is. Sure makes an attractive addition to our kitchen counter! The tupperware container is my container I put my lunch in for work everyday. I have about worn it out! Must be time to retire!

Long Lasting Petunias

This hanging basket of Petunias still looks pretty good. Actually this summer it was about done for and I nursed it back to health. Late October....not too bad.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The great escape

I found this in some small brushy trees in our is some sort of cocoon with leaves wrapped around it. Whatever was in it had already gotten out. Neat little deal with a perfect hole in the top of it. Wonder what type of creature was in it?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

putka pods

Bought these cute little fellows at a local antique/craft store....sooo cute. Looked online and apparently they come from India. I had never seen them before. They look like little pumpkins! Festive!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday in the Ozarks

It was another beautiful October day here in the Ozarks. The weather was perfect and the timber is showing some fall color. We were able to spend some time on the Gasconade River today and it was really pretty there. Went to church this morning and was fortunate enough to see most of the family. Have been wrapping up some lose ends here at home before another work week...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Paint Project Ends

Finally! I put the last three gallons of paint I took out of the dungeon in July in the trash tonight. I think they have been totally dried out for a couple of weeks. I never thought it would take that long to get them to dry out.

We sure have been having nice fall weather here the last couple of weeks. The only problem is it's hard to get out and really enjoy it when you are at work.

The flooring project is nearly done.....just one closet left to tile. I think it turned out pretty good. I'll try to get some pictures posted soon.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hill Latin

I bought this book at the local Friends of the Library book sale over Labor Day weekend...Paid a whole dime for's a real funny little book.....talks about Mizurey (Missouri) and has all sorts of little tidbits in the way "Hill People" say Fridy for Friday....Canny for Candy..........Plars for Pliers, etc etc. It is pretty funny...and amazingly since I live in what I guess could be called the Ozarks I have heard people use many of these pronunciations...

These are pictures of two spider egg sacks on the front of our house. I suppose most people would tear them down, but I think they are pretty neat. I don't mind spiders, as long as they are outside! I enjoy watching the big yellow garden spiders. It seems I notice spiders more in the late summer/early fall. Speaking of fall, we have been having some wonderful weather here. The trees are starting to turn and everyday looks different. Today was an overcast day of just the right temperature.