I feel like I haven't had much in the way of craftiness to offer you guys
lately. That probably won't change much in the next couple of weeks. I'm knee
deep in unbloggable stuff and even El Matchador is feeling the slight. I do,
however, have some Panda cuteness and Pacific Northwest autumnal beauty. If
that sounds interesting to you, keep-a-scrolling!
Sunday, we decided that Panda was well overdue for some running around and
chasing the "squirrel".
We didn't make it as far as the beach, just over to the same park we visited,
not so very long ago.
It was a gorgeous day, mild, sunny, perfect for wearing out a high energy
That toy got a nice coating of slobber.
Once Panda was exhausted (or at least in need of a break,) I took to wandering
around the park and snapping pictures. I could fill this blog with the pictures
I took. There are pear trees, apple trees, berries of all sorts, all just growing
in a tiny little park tucked away in Portland.
There's a colorway in here somewhere.
As we were heading back home, Leo and I decided that maybe we should take
advantage of the beautiful day and do some sight seeing. Since it was relatively
warm and Panda was a bit tuckered out, we decided to drop her off at home.
From there, we just took off.
In the areas we drove around, yellow and a
touch of red really dominate the autumn colors. I don't recall seeing much
orange at all. This part of Oregon is greener than I recall New Hampshire being,
when I lived there, and it's definitely warmer.
Aww, those pumpkins look so
And since it is a lovely October day, we had to stop by a pumpkin patch. While
I love those vivid orange pumpkins, we got ourselves a classic one. The plan?
We'll carve him up, rip out his guts and bake
up the seeds, Then we'll stick a burning flame in him, set him out for the
kids to gawk at and, Leo plans to smash him after Halloween. Somehow,
it all seemed less violent when
discussed the idea.
All of this, within an hour's drive from our humble little home. We were back
before Panda finished her nap.