Friday, October 21, 2011

Pieces of Autumn

 Well, it's been a busy week. I FINALLY had a chance 
to sit down and upload my photos. It's been crazy, 
full of projects and field trips, in addition to all the 
regular activities that constitute our normal week. We even had to cancel horseriding in order to accomplish all 
that was necessary.  

However, I was fortunate enough to chaperone
my daughter's field trip to a local camp for the day. What
an awesome day we had! It was loaded with team building exercises. The students had to work together toward a common goal. It was great to watch as they 
problem-solved together. 

After lunch, we took a hike up the "rigorous" trail. 
I have to admit, our breathing was a bit labored by the 
time we reached the top, but it couldn't have been more 
lovely. The sun was shining, the colors were brilliant
and the kids seemed exhilarated. Our guide had us 
stop to look for some "wildlife". One student found 
this tiny little tree frog. 

And we found several chameleons hiding under rocks. 


I learned that this is a Shagbark Hickory.The bark 
is so cool!

And...there are only a couple leaves left clinging to this tree.

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I stopped by my favorite fruit stand this week. 
It's actually hard to resist stopping
there everyday. I probably pass it at least 4, 
if not more, times a day. It's loaded with pumpkins 
and mums and all things fall. I picked up some apples 
and cider as well as a bagful of these little gourds. 
They are the perfect little Autumn treasures. 

Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

Also, what a surprise I had when I checked out Project 64 
last weekend to see that I was the favorite for the weekly challenge!!! I am so honored and I wanted to thank 
all who voted this week. You're all great!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! 

We're heading to the pumpkin patch tomorrow!! 
Thanks again for stopping by! 


  1. Nice...... thanks for taking us on your journey. Beautiful

  2. Gorgeous photos! Sounds like a great trip.

  3. Great shots! Looks like a fun field trip too!
    Thanks for joining us in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge. I hope you'll be back again next week when we move on to our new theme, RED! Have a great weekend.

  4. That 3rd to last shot from above is fab! Can't wait to see your red next week.

  5. Beautiful autumn photos! And congrats on the weekly win; it was well-deserved!

  6. How cute is that tiny tiny frog, love it:)

  7. Your pictures are GORGEOUS!! I would love it if you would link them up at my photo swap...

  8. The Shagbark Hickory picture is GORGEOUS !!! I wouldn't mind having that one


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