Wednesday, October 12, 2011

12-of-12: October 2011

Fall is in full-swing here in Western New York... the leaves are changing to beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows.  We've had beautiful summer-like weather this last week... until today.
Today, we had drizzle that turned into rain.

Oh well, I think I still got a few nice shots that show you how awesome our fall foliage looks right now.

But first..
Time for P90X: Shoulders & Arms and Ab Ripper X.  I'm totally loving this program this time around (first did it in 2009).  Today is Day 10 & already I'm feeling stronger!
Self-portrait thanks to the camera's self-timer

Okay, workout done; now on to the fun stuff...
  Even with a little rain, the ski slopes are beautifully colored.
You definitely want to click on this image to see the full-size view

Old Glenwood Rd, look at those REDS!

Time for a little shopping.
Off to the Farm...
'Tis the week for pumpkin picking
...  and Farmer's Market!
It's been an excellent year for apples
I could not believe my eyes... $5.00 for these stunning Mums!

My parents met me at the market, and they brought me presents!  My totally talented father made these gorgeous redwood tables for my back deck.  I'm SO excited to use them... and bummed that today's rain made that impossible. 
Thanks, Dad!
While I snapped photos of the tables, the little princess sat on her thrown with her new pumpkins and mums.
Mackie in her favorite spot
Oh.  Guess what else the rain brought down....  LEAVES!  
You'd never guess I cleared off the driveway just a few days ago.  Do you see it?  
Where's the driveway?
Off to the Library!  
I haven't been here in a while and WOW have things changed.  I got myself a new library card and selected a few books... but what blew me away was the "check out".  You simply put your books on a scale-looking thing and the titles automatically pop up on the computer screen in front of you.  Amazing!
I'm ready for Book Club!

My friend & neighbor had to be away from home most of this afternoon & evening so she asked me to stop by and feed her dog and the two she was babysitting.  No problem!    Lucky for me, these three would rather play in the warm, dry house than outside in the cold rain.  So I brought the camera along.
Sitting pretty:  Chestnut, Shadow, and Teva
... and then the insanity begins.

Once everyone was back in their crates, tummies full and ready to relax, I made my way back home... but not before I snapped a quick shot of "the aftermath".  
Your "baker's dozen" shot of the day
For more 12-of-12 info and photos, check out Chad Darnell's site.  Hope you had a good 12th - see ya next month!


Sunny Archibald said...

Looks as if you had a great day, rain and all. Those tables are so nice, and you've got such a gorgeous back yard to use them in. The fall color shots are simply beautiful. Our weather was so dry here this summer that I'm afraid we'll go from green straight to brown. See you next month.

Scully said...

I love all the pretty colours. especially the one of your driveway! and I'd totally been wanting to try P90X one of these days! You look good!

Lucrecia Bloggia said...

Oh, Jill! I wish I were as disciplined as you are regarding work out! I'm really not proud of myself in this regard!

Your second picture could have been taken at 10 minutes away from my place. It is almost a copy/paste!

Your new tables are fabulous! I love hand made stuff (specially if it comes from daddy!)

Mackie looks so dignified! And your driveway is gorgeous with all those leaves. Very poetic picture!

Thanks for sharing! ;¬)

Blobby said...

I love the apple shots. the pumpkin ones too, but really like the apples.

Snuva said...

It's funny to think you're having autumn while it's spring here in Tasmania - although right now we seem to be having the same weather!