These photos were all taken during the first half of October, when the days were still more pleasant than stormy, when there were more flowers than colorful leaves, when I could get away with sitting barefoot along the driveway stitching while the kids rode their bikes.
Those days are over now, it would seem. It has been nothing but rain and wind and damp for the past ten days with nothing but the same in the forecasted future. Now we turn our pursuits toward the cozy indoor activities and try to not long for the out of doors too much.
The lovely decorated porch that you'll see further down in this post was a surprise gift from the Farmboy and kids. I spent a few Saturday hours running errands and came home to find this festive display. That guy can still surprise me 15 years later; I count myself very blessed.