Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Randoms

The young lady of the house surprised me with a selfie on my DSLR camera.  A nice shot with her friend in the background.  

Postmodern Jukebox does it again with a cover of, "All About That Bass", using a real bass, no less.  

I could go to an Ohio State football game just to watch the half time show.  Seriously.  

Fancy a visit to a haunted locale?  Garden and Gun magazine has a list for you right here.

A bit of frost for us this week and I admit that I am enjoying it.

Linking up with Tanya today....

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday

Today's fence is brought to you by the oldest courthouse west of the Allegheny Mountains.  It resides right here in Smalltownland.  Built in 1803, it was last used as a functional courthouse in 1933.  The chain, "fence", around the perimeter served as a bench, of sorts, for gentleman waiting outside the courthouse.  Back in, "the day", it was the place for socializing and general gossip.  Though, I am sure men would say they don't gossip....

"Be impeccable with your work.  Speak with integrity.  Say only what you mean.  Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.  Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love."  

Miguel Angel Ruiz  

Linking up today with Teresa....

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Boys Will Be Boys

This past Sunday afternoon my son had friends coming over to film some scenes for a Senior class project.  

I had my orders to stay inside.  And, especially, no photographing the activities.  But, how could I not peek?  These days are numbered.  Life is dashing by at the speed of light.  

The Lady of the Yard surveying the Autumnal scene.  This photograph has nothing to do with this post.  

So, I looked out the laundry room window and what did I spy......

~young men jousting with poles....on bicycles, with Secret Agent Man's body armor~  

~the wearing of long, brown bath towels as tunics~ 

~one young man wearing a black, curly wig~ 

~a homemade crossbow being fired~  

~an arrow being used inappropriately, as a body part no less~

~lots of laughter, fun, and camaraderie~ 

Though I still haven't witnessed the completed video, I have no doubt the high school teacher will let me watch, if I email a quick request......

"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."  

Kurt Vonnegut  


Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Leaves Must Fall

I don't know what it is about falling leaves that I enjoy so much.  

Maybe it is watching them float to the ground, like snow, that makes it such a peaceful season for me.  

Perhaps it is the crunchy sound underfoot that I enjoy so much.  Maybe it is the memory of my children playing in them.  

Secret Agent Farmer Man likes to mow over them, but I would let them pile up to the roof top.  

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."  

Emily Bronte  

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Randoms

The temperatures are really starting to fall in Kentucky, as evidenced by this poor Zinnia.  

I don't have the urge to live in New York City, but this house is almost too good to pass up. 

Unearthing history is something that really intrigues me.  This is quite a find.....

Secret Agent Farmer Man likes to listen to Puddles sing, but me not so much.  Maybe it is the clown costume that just doesn't do it for me.  Anyway, you can check him out here.  

This is my choice, a classic from Allison Krauss to send you off into the weekend, right here.  

Linking up with Tanya today!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday

With our weird and wild weather recently, my eye is always on the sky.  Though the weather has given us some trouble, it does give the best views.  Thankful this Thursday for not too much rain.  I am sure the dogs will be thankful when it dries up a bit.  After having them cooped up in the house this week, I will be glad to see some sunshine myself.  

"It isn't what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, it is what you have in your heart." 

Author Unknown  

Linking up today with Teresa......

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ring the Bell

I am fortunate to have had this old dinner bell passed down to me.  In my mother's family for generations, it now stands sentry here at the farmette.  

Storms and heavy, flooding rains are moving into our area and staying for the next twenty-four hours.  The last time we had such rains the Man-child paddled the canoe around the pasture.  

If that happens again I just might have to run out and ring the bell myself.  

"The temple bell stops, but I still hear the ringing from the flowers." 

Matsuo Basho