My boy and I did at 17.2 mile bike ride along the C&O canal today. He is just about to turn 7 years old. He toughed it out the whole way on a single speed. I’m so proud of him.
There are many snakes on that path. We were talking about the chances of running over a snake, and I had at first discounted the chances until he ran over a 2-3 foot long black snake while I was talking. He saw a copper head along the trail later that day and another black snake. so crazy!
[Photoset: three photos of trees and text. the first photo shows trees with orange and yellow leaves with the text “Goodbye, October.” the second photo shows trees with some yellow leaves against a misty, blue background of forest and the text “hello, November.” the third photo shows a dark street with snow and trees with lights in them with the text “December, be kind”]
More pics of our wanderings in the Fall weather. My daughter turned 8 years old on Friday. She’s quite a young lady these days. My youngest son is growing up and being a very interactive 19 month old. We’ve gotten our pumpkins and have started decorating. We walked through the neighborhood and saw another family enjoying the weather too.
Fall is finally upon us here in Maryland. Such wonderful days of sunshine in between the days of rain make for some beautiful walking weather. I took out my kids and my DSLR and decided to put some nice panoramas together.
Fall is fast approaching and the time for getting the property ready is now. The Mrs and I really got quite a lot done on the yard this weekend. Right before the incredible downpour last night (that Maryland probably didn’t need), we put down about 800 lbs of topsoil, some grass seed and some hay to hold it all down. The yard we inherited from the previous owners was in serious disrepair. We’ve been working on it for two years. I’m sure this spring it will look really nice.
It’s the weekend!! And I have made good on my promise to myself to sit around and do nothing…except instead I did tons of yard work.
Kate and I are having dinner guests tomorrow, so we cleaned the whole place (actually Kate did most of it, she’s a trooper!).The yard got mowed, and raked, and watered.
While we were moving stuff around, I got a bunch more tomatoes, we’ve got beans growing, a couple of squashes (amazing!) and the zucchinis look as if they’re about to flower. I planted some more pumpkins just to see if I can beat the frost. We’ll see!
Speaking of moving things around, I decided that i was going to finally reorganize my shed because summer is winding down and I’ll need better space arrangments in my shed than I had last winter. But of course, no good deed goes unpunished. Wasps! I was just out of wasp doom spray too. (This is my one single vice in terms of the chemicals I work with in my home). Wasps need to be kept in check. Raid has something for that. I’ll tell you what though, the stuff in that can is concentrated awfulness. With new foaming action. Ugh. Had to be done.
On a lighter note, I opened up a 3 year old bottle from my stability study on 2008 Falling Stone Winery Blueberry wine! Look at the legs on it! The stuff tastes like a liqueur. I really should put more of my bottles away for aging, but oh man, is it nice to have a stash of inexpensively acquired wine in the house in the wintertime.