welcome autumn!

Seeing that I haven't a choice in the matter, I decided to celebrate autumn. Callie and I have been enjoying the weather and getting in as many walks as we can. We are still working on her sitting still while I take photos with my iPhone. She is somewhat hesitant, there are so many great things to sniff, but she is giving into her rewards and eating lots of treats. 
Shake It Photo

There is a prettier side of the road near the park that I like to walk back to our house on. So many people tend to some lovely gardens. Plus, there are more corners and Callie gets to practice sitting while I check to make sure there are no cars coming. I must admit that I am confused about seeing this flower, I thought wisteria flowered in the Spring. Am I completely off on this one?


Shake It Photo

These cute little flowers are from another street that I admire. It is part of my detour home so I can have garden envy. 

Shake It Photo
I am always so amazed with there flowers will grow. I suppose that puffballs so spread seeds all about, so maybe this isn't too surprising.

Shake It Photo
A few days ago when I took this picture there were just a couple of leaves on the ground. This morning they were blowing all about. I passed on the photo-op since I still have a whole season to catch a bed of leaves.

lens:John S  film:Blanko  flash:Off

Lately I have been quite smitten with my farmer's market. I am ashamed it took so long for the attraction to take place. But I am now deep in love. These flowers in an Amstel Light beer bottle sealed it with a kiss, we are now hot and heavy. 

lens:John S  film:Blanko  flash:Off
I wanted to catch these cone flowers before they turned to seed for the season. 

lens:John S  film:Blanko  flash:Off
Same with the black eyed Susan's. I love how the grass is in focus while the flower is just a shock of yellow in the foreground. 


Cross Process
I had this thought that this stone walkway could be a constant throughout all the seasons. Next it will be covered with snow. I will keep you updated. For now, I am happy with leaves. 

Cross Process
I was hoping that the flag stone came out more vibrant. It was a rather grey day though. Cross Process seems to have captured the mood perfectly.

Cross Process
I was trying to focus on the flowers, but sometimes the glare on my phone's screen doesn't allow me to know what I am shooting at. The result still amazed me to see how many things are growing out of the stone wall. 

Cross Process
My favorite plant in the stone wall is the succulent. I love how a multitude of leaves can compose themselves into the form of a flower. It is also amazing to see the varying colors of this plant. This is a yard I don't walk by enough, my neighbors have a great sense when it comes to gardening. 

Cross Process
And I can't forget the most important part of our autumn celebrations, Callie girl's birthday. Miss Callie Rose turned six this week. She is still two at heart. Her favorite birthday celebration was having the chance to roam the park. She ran about for three minutes then ran to the bench I was sipping coffee on just to sit on my feet. She had the whole park and she chose me. Oh, I love that face of hers. 


enjoy the rain. i love hearing the sprinkles tinker on the ground.
xo, kim