Saturday, September 21, 2013
A FEW RAIN SOAKED DAYS & OUR NEW YORK COMPANY ARRIVES
WE HAVE BEEN UNDER RAINY SKIES
With buckets of water still spilling from darkened gray skies this morning I would say this is the longest sustained rainfall we have had all summer. Could have used all this H20 back in June, July, or August but it is the changing of seasons we are into now so it is what it is. First official day of Autumn too. I don't go by the calendar date & for me Autumn days begin when air & weather patterns begin changing way back in late August & early September. I'm always in a hurry to see the long hot summer over & the colorful Autumn magic upon us.
WE ARE SOMETIMES UNDER STORMY SKIES HERE IN BAYFIELD THIS TIME OF YEAR
JULIE & TOM had a question regarding my Friday post's first photo. "The photo of the wooden building with the bottles and wagon wheel in front is awesome. It looks like you made it black and white, but somehow retained the color in the bottle. Any tricks you can give on how to do this? Can you do this technique with Picasa"? Answer: Yes, that is done with a Picasa tool. Click on your chosen photo. You will see 5 horizontal tool buttons. Click on the middle one. You will now see 12 editing tools. 'Focal B&W is bottom center. Click that & your photo becomes black & white except around your curser which will be colored. Move the curser around to the part of your photo you want to remain colored. Use your top left slider bars to adjust size & sharpness. Just play around with it for a bit & you will see how it works:))
And some exciting news at HOUNDS & RVS this afternoon. Remember Steve’s post from a couple days ago & the difficulties he was having deciding on some doggy & RV issues…….well ya better drop in & see what’s happened over there:))
STORMY SKIES OVER OUR HOUSE
Our company from Spencerport/Rochester NY arrived about 4:30. It’s been over 5 years since Kelly’s Mom, Brother Peter & wife Leslie were last here. Kelly’s Dad was still alive then & it was the time we sprung a SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY on Kelly:))
KELLY & HER MOM
CAN YOU FIND PHEEB’S NOSE IN THE PHOTO AT LEFT?
LESLIE & PETER It was nice to end our rainy weather stretch under clearing cooler skies tonight. Our New York company will hopefully have nice weather from here on in until they head for home Monday morning. Kelly put together a good supper tonight. BBQ Pork Chops, potato salad & cole slaw all from the Mennonite Country Market south of Bayfield. And to top it off a couple freshly baked Mennonite pies for desert. One Blueberry & one Apple. Only time we ever have pie for desert is when company comes. Good thing we don’t have a lot of company or I would have trouble fitting through the doorways. I just turn into a real ‘Oinker’ when it comes to desserts………………………..
GROANER'S CORNER:(( The teacher asks: Now, Susan, how may fingers have you? Susan: Ten. Teacher: Right. Now if you lost four of them, what would you have? Susan: No more piano lessons.
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.
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Nothing like family for a birthday party...Yeserrey!!ReplyDelete
So glad the sun came out...yes, I did see Pheebs nose!ReplyDelete
I was glad to read Hounds and RVs has a new RV...things are looking up for them!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend with Kelly's family. If they are staying till Monday, does that mean you get to eat pie until then? Yummmmmm!
Al, you gave yourself away with the statement about being an oinker for deserts - I suspect you are for desserts, too.ReplyDelete
I'm the same with both myself. LOL
Hope you have decent weather while your visitors are there.ReplyDelete
Beautiful series of photos.ReplyDelete
Sounds like you are having a wonderful visit with the family, hope the weather stays good for themReplyDelete
The Amish sell their pies at the local IGA grocery store ... guess what I will be buying today....lolReplyDelete
You are right about telling when Fall arrives. I felt it early this morning, windows open, in the 1st night in the newly purchased RV (no name yet) with temps dipping to 43 F.
Enjoy the bbq, the pie and I hope for forecast is for sunny skies for your NY visitors.
I opened the blog post about Kelly's surprise birthday party--is that last photo of Kelly and Uncle Harry? Enjoy your visitors!ReplyDelete
You lost me at blueberry pie - I got sidetracked trying to find a bakery here in Sparks where I could buy one. My absolute favorite. Leaves are starting to change here and it is beautiful weather, at least today it is. Yesterday was horrible.ReplyDelete
Now you have me wanting to get hmme so I can bake a pie!ReplyDelete