Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fall has arrived..

  Fall has arrived in its typical fashion here in the Seattle area. As I was driving home, it was down pouring ( I really  dislike driving on the freeway in that type of rain). As the kids were watching the Seahawks game, the rain stopped and the sun came out. There was a beautiful rainbow out, I got a good picture of it. I will post pics later...
    You can feel that the weather is changing. My tomatoe vines are beginning to die, the pumpkin vines are beginning to wither in spots. My strawberries however, are still blossoming and producing strawberries..
Hoepfully this week I will get time to finish picking the pumpkins, and pulling up the vines. I am trying to stay on top of the garden clean up this fall.
     I planted lettuce, onions, and swiss chard. Now to make sure my hens don't get in and eat it all as it sprouts.
My trees out front and back are beginning to change colors. My tree in the back has little leaves. They turn the most beautiful colors. The drawback: the leaves are small and a nightmare to rake or blow.
   The older boys went on a scout rendezvous on Friday and Saturday. They had a great time. They went last year ( they really didn't want to go); but had a lot of fun. This year they were looking forward to it.
   I found a memory card that was stashed in my nightstand- there were pictures on it. There were pics on there from last year. Its funny to see how the kids have changed in a year.

These pictures were taken a year ago. My mom grew up in Millwood. My great-grandfather was one of the first settlers there. He had a huge farm. My mom and uncle grew up seeing this train go to the papermill. It is in the town of Snoqualmie at the Railroad Museum. I was floored when we came across this locomotive.
There are several really cool train engines stored there.

The town of Snoqualmie is quite. It has several ma and pa stores off the main road. There's a really good ice cream parlor there. My kids enjoyed the ice cream.

I like decorating for the fall. This is the table decoration I made last year...

My goal is to get my fall décor up this weekend, so we shall see how that goes...

1 comment:

  1. I was just talking to my husband tonight about wanting to start decorating the porch for fall.