A memory is a photograph taken by the heart...to make a special moment last forever...and of all the memory-pictures that happy times can bring, the best are those that families make together ~
~ Author unknown

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween at the neighbors ~

Street View

I promised > here < I would take a few more shots of our neighbors up the street and their very cool Halloween cemetery in their front yard! It's much better in person and at night but I wanted you to see it clearly as I have issues with "night" shots!

Every year, this neighbor goes all out . . .  it's alot of fun and I look forward to seeing what new items have been added each Halloween . . . my favorite . . . the "Rigor Mortgage" Sign!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Vintage wooden hanger, linens and dried roses ~

A freshly spritzed with Lavender water and ironed vintage hand towel . . . a dusted off old vintage hanger (not sure of the age but the phone number only has three numbers so that's antique!) and dried roses from a memorable event, hangs in my home. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Skull lights ~

These neat skull lights line the walk-way up to our front door each Halloween . . . waiting to welcome all who come to trick-or-treat.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Night bird ~

This little guy (name of species unknown) was sitting on this hedge, right in front of where the car was parked. We were attending a birthday dinner . . . as I approached our car, the bird didn't move an inch and let me take as many photos as I liked . . . at first I thought it was hurt but after I was done taking photos, it flew away.  This photo was the least fuzzy of all the shots I took.

Family ~

Our refuge from the storm, our link 
to the past, our bridge to the future. 


I love the words on this sign  . . . sings to the love of family and the family historian in me! We attended our friends birthday get together last evening . . . the sign was a wonderful gift from her daughter . . . thank you my friends for letting me share your gift!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Orchid tree flower?

While out on a walk in the neighborhood, I came across this pretty flower that I couldn't resist taking a shot of . . . but, I don't know if it's an Orchid tree or it's actual name. My walking friend said she didn't think so . . . for now, the name of it, remains a mystery.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween at the neighbors ~

My neighbor up the street just decks out their front yard for Halloween . . . I took several photos but this one was the only one that came out decent. The sun was very bright so the other photos just didn't come out well. I am going to go back and take photos when the lighting is better or more of a night shot because every year, this neighbor goes all out and it's good and it's something to see.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Congratulations, Patriots! ~

Last Saturday, my grandson's Pop Warner football team, the Patriots, played their last game and tonight was their trophy party! What an awesome team they are. Each team player received a trophy and celebrated with pizza, cake and soft drinks.

Each one of the boys took a turn signing a football for each one of the four coaches that lead this team thru a great season and the boys gave my daughter, the team mom, a $35.00 gift card to Target. Congratulations, Patriots . . . you rock!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Spider Man ~

We took our grandson to a Halloween/Birthday costume party yesterday to a friends ranch yesterday. The kids really had a wonderful time . . . Spider Man . . . pony rides . . . Bounce houses . . . and lots of great food!  Spider Man was busy making balloon shapes for the kids as you see in the photo above . . . he was a hit.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Welcome ~

When you come to our front door, you're welcomed by Mr. skeleton! The grand-kids decorated most of the house and yard. I do need to remove my Fall wreath and stick to Halloween decorations now that Halloween is fast approaching.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Full moon ~

My attempt at capturing a full moon . . . this was the only shot that came out somewhat clear. 

Friday, October 07, 2011

Fall in the neighborhood ~

These two perfect pumpkins were grown by my friend and neighbor . . . thanks, Cal!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Time for candles ~

Fall is my favorite season and I love having candles burning ~ rain has finally arrived and I'm happy it's here.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Monday, October 03, 2011

Easy Rider ~

My grandson's battery operated Harley motorcycle . . . now he can (play) ride around with grandpa!   

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Head cold ~

There are a few of us who are fighting head colds here . . . sometimes good ole fashion remedies help you get thru it.