Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007


Yesterday was one of those beautiful, crisp autumn days with clear skies and a cold wind. I remembered to bring my camera when I went to the Oregon State University campus and took this photo of Agriculture Hall, one of the oldest buildings on campus.

Friday, October 12, 2007

A Bit of Friday Fun

We all need a bit of fun on Friday afternoons. Here's Snowball, a crested Eleanora cockatoo, who loves to dance and sing to the Back Street Boys. With the encouragement of a little applause at the end, he takes a bow or two or twenty. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Flowers for the Front Porch

I've cleaned up the two large flower pots on the front porch and hung the wooden Autumn Greetings sign with the pumpkin near the front door. Every time I drive down Peoria Road to Corvallis I'm reminded that I need to stop in at Gingrich's and buy some flowers. They'll be protected a bit on the porch and I may not have them long if the weather goes below freezing for too long, but I'll have a bit of color on the porch for a while, anyway.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Straight Into Winter

Fall didn't last. It's become colder and the wind and rain are here. Often we ease into winter with a few days of rain, then a day or two of sunny weather, then rain again. Last fall we had a wonderful run with that intermittent weather lasting well until the end of October. But no, not this year.

There's a fire in the fireplace, the down comforter is on the bed, and I've taken a few extra quilts out of the cedar chest just in case. The birds are gone to a warmer place. I loved summer so and now it's gone.