Friday, October 23, 2009

Autumn in NW Oregon

Had DH come with me to walk in our woodlands after my ride yesterday. This is about the extent of the Autumn color in this area but it is pretty in its own right.

Front porch... has more color than the native trees. You can see my Japanese Maples and Strawberries changing colors.

The River birch trees changing colors.

Few days ago I woke up to what I call a "Pink Air" sunrise. Seems like everything is bathed in pink, the grass, trees, clouds even the air itself.

Keep hoping that a fair wage job will turn up locally, soon. We would hate to have to move from this beautiful place.
It is by far the most peaceful and stunning place we have ever lived.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Warmth of Icelandic horse fur, to a cat's paws~

Is that a happy and sleepy cat or what?

Since it was not going to rain today I decided I wanted to do some leaf peeping via horse back. So I had DS help me groom Dyfra up and DS's cat, Nari (our outside mouser) decided she rather lay on Dyfra's warm back be itched and then happily groom herself. Took a couple of video shorts so everyone could see.

Dyfra did not mind at all and loved it when Nari was kneading her back.. had Dyfra's nose going. Nari started falling asleep and so did Dyfra. Really proud of them both.

However, I still wanted to ride......

Of course every time I put Nari down.. Nari was up on Dyfra's back made it a little interesting to get Dyfra tacked up.

Finally was able to get Dyfra tacked up and took Ella with us on our short trail ride. We have a little fall color and really enjoyed looking at it while riding and then letting Dyfra eat some grass while sitting on her back. It is hard to put in words just how peaceful that was.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall Harvest

This looked so pretty, I had to take a photo of it.
DH learned to braid Onions so we can hang them. Have a winters supply of small sugar pumpkins, only a few Delicata squash and only 3 of the Japanese Kabocha squash. But I am glad we have gotten what we did.
Makes we wish we had a proper cool house for storing food like this.