Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
On a side note..it is supposed to get very windy today so I plan on going out this morning and bagging some leaves that I need for the compost and new strawberry bed. Otherwise they will blow away and I will lose all that free organic matter!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Found a stick bug to observe...as well as a giant grasshopper that took off before I could take a photo.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
After our snack we ended up on HWY 15 and decided to stop at Jones Falls Locks. I remember stopping there once before, but don’t have a clear recollection of the locks and Aidan had never been there. It turned out to be the most incredible day! The weather was perfect- it was already 20 degrees, the sun was shining and the fall colours of the trees and trails were beautiful. The locks are truly amazing! There are 4 locks here and the height from the lowest to the highest was also amazing...and slightly scary...I couldn’t get too close and my knees weakened when Aidan did. There is also a Dam and of course the Falls themselves. So incredible! I always feel so bad for poor old Colonel Bye and the difficult time he had trying to build that canal system. Especially since this incredible accomplishment was never fully recognized while he was alive.
After walking around the locks and the trails, we ended up on Hwy 32 just north of Gananoque and stopped at a random diner (one of Aidan’s favourite things to do) for a club sandwich. We were only gone for a few hours but it really felt like we had been on “holidays”. Such a lovely day...the perfect season, the perfect weather and the best part...the fact that my 18 year old son still likes hanging out with me!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The sunflowers are the Mammoth variety that we grew in the vegetable garden and the gourds came out of the compost that I had used in the lasagna beds! The pumpkins are my favourite variety- Rouge Vif detemps....the "Cinderella" pumpkin. They get a LOT bigger than this...I want to plant more next year, this time in a real sunny spot with lots of compost and water and hopefully they will be bigger.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
...some of Annie's art work. She made dozens of characters like this and a theatre with seats and a stage. I'm not sure how they should be displayed so they don't get wrecked over time...maybe a shadow box to display a few of them?