New cushions

It’s that time of year again. Kids go back to school, the leaves change colour, the weather starts to get colder…and akitas get new cushions.

Ocean’s new cushion

River’s bigger

Yeap, sadly neglected these two.

New colours of hope

Our little new maple is finally starting to clue in to the weather and change colours.

I should explain, if you’re wondering what on earth I’m talking about, that we planted a new tree in our yard when we had to take down an ash tree. I named her Hope and I’ve been keeping a careful eye on her. She seems to have taken to our yard, looking quite happy and green in her spot. But it did worry me when all around her the other trees were quickly changing colour in response to the drop in temperature but Hope was blissfully continuing with her green hue. Maybe our little Hope needed some remedial help in tree education or something.

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I was really happy to finally detect changes in her leaves a couple of days ago. Phew!

 

If we were having coffee

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that it’s finally turning colder. It’s been so hot that it was hard to see the leaves changing colours while we were in shorts and t-shirts. It just didn’t vibe.

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that our house is slowly coming back together. A while ago, we found a crack in our ceiling and one to match on our wall. Just around that time, we also found dreaded moisture in our basement and tons of mold on things to go along with it. This weekend, we’ve been purging, washing and throwing things out until there isn’t one surface that hasn’t been covered with vinegar or washed or tossed.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that work has been nuts but, after many years at my job, I’m a very capable squirrel.

If we were having coffee, I’d ask you how things are with you? And how is Fall treating you?

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If we were having coffee

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that it’s finally fall here. Fall in Canada has a crispy, cool feel to the air that’s unique to this time of year. It’s cold but it doesn’t have the harsh bite of winter’s winds so it’s lovely. The leaves are beautiful too. They explode into a million shades of yellow, gold and bold reds that makes walking a spiritual experience.

So, to the delight of my two fluff-balls of dogs, we had two walks today. It was just that gorgeous outside.

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If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I just survived a professional ‘development’ day where the most useful thing I learned was that the ladies in that particular cafeteria don’t know the difference between a vegan and a velociraptor if one bit them on the leg.

This was their version of a vegan lunch…

If we were having coffee I’d share these jokes to make you smile.

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How about you? How was your weekend?

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If we were having coffee

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If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I can already see the first signs of Fall in the trees. Some of the leaves are changing and they’re getting to that beautiful reddish hue that only maples have. I love fall, but I miss the extra hours of daylight that summer provides.

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If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I’ve been watching a British show (we only get UK channels with our new system) called: Paul O’Grady for the love of dogs.

Not only do they rescue, help and find new homes for the dogs, Paul is hilarious and makes me laugh with every episode. He chats with the dogs and asks them questions and he’s just so funny. It’s hard to stop watching and yesterday, I watched an entire season in one go.

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If we were having coffee I’d tell you that River has been itching like crazy lately. I think he might be allergic to something, so we’ve started giving him allergy medication…but, just in case, we’re also going to give him a bath. Since River hates baths, giving him one is akin to trying to wash one of the dragons from Game of Thrones, a herculean and massive task to be avoided at all costs.

Finally, I’d ask you how your week was going, how things are on your end and what news you have to share.

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Beautiful fall

It’s absolutely beautiful around here.

We have a couple of acres and the trees on them are in full bloom. Some are so golden they look like the sun is reflecting right off of them. Then there are some so red they put most lipstick colours to shame.

The best part are the daisies. There are flower beds on the sides of our lawns. They were created by the previous owners and they’re full of perennials. The farmer and wife who used to own our home planted them and they seemed to know their flowers. From May until fall, the flower beds are filled with blooms. When one sort fades away, another comes up to take their place. I have no idea how they choreographed it, but the result is gorgeous. Right now there’s a mass of pink daisies on one of the flower beds with one lonely red rose in the middle of the bunch.

I took a picture of a daisy for my avatar. They’re such lovely flowers and they stay open and pointing at the sky no matter how much it rains or how hard the wind blows. I can see them from the window in my office. They never fail to make me smile.

It’s a cold day, but not too cold. I know we’ll be taking the dogs for a walk and we’ll visit our creek and say hello to the froggies there, and walk across the bush and just admire the beautiful view.

It’s so fitting that it’s Thanksgiving.

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Photograph love

Canada in the fall is one of the most incredible sights I’ve ever seen. Absolutely beautiful. I stare in awe at the colours in the trees and I know Mother Nature must be having a wonderful time. It’s stunning.

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The trees make me think of photography and that makes me think of David. One of the kindest people I know and so talented. I can’t take a picture to save my life but he…well, I’ll share the link and let you see. Really something to behold.

http://davidccassidy.com/photographer-2/fine-art-photography/