Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wheelie Wednesday - Mid-October Colors

Hi everyone! It's me, Autumn!
It's the middle of October and we haven't had frost on the pumpkin yet but the Calendula flowers are still going strong!
This is our pond at 8AM. It's just under 40 degrees and the water temperature is obviously warmer than the Aire temp! It looks kind of creepy, doesn't it?
That's dad's lumber barn with the cupola and those are sunflowers drooping their heads in the foreground. The birdies have been very busy trying to get every last sunflower seed! It's fun to sit there and watch them work at it!The apple tree still has quite a few apples on it! Mitch makes sure he gets at least one every day and sometimes 2 or 3! Dauby and the Grey Lag geese like apples too! I say there's enough to go around for everyone but Mitch doesn't feel that way! The little piggyboy wants them all for himself.
Here comes Dauby for her breakfast apple! I really am this close to her! She's really a very friendly and trusting swan.
Do you see all those leaves? Mom and I plan on raking them all up today! Mom says she can't see Maggie and Mitch's poo because of all the leaves and she's sick and tired of stepping in it! Okay, mom! We get the picture! I'll grab the rack and we'll get started!This is my scarecrow friend! He's a sure sign of autumn!
See you all next Wednesday!

Love, Autumn


Noah the Airedale said...

Pinky always oohs and aaahs at photos of your yard. We really like the pond. It's much bigger than ours.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

The WriggleButts said...

What lovely autumn pix!


Cowspotdog said...

your garden is just beautiful no matter what time of year - you are the luckiest pups and hoomans to live in such a place.

Maxmom said...

Hey there M&M&Wheelie
Your garden is truly beautiful. Those autumn colours are exquisite. We would just love to come and sit by the pond and watch the birdies. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Cocorue said...

i want to live there....may i since i also want to trade my mumster for betraying me in Bangkok


Mack said...

We just love Dauby! But we didn't know you had geese too! How cool is that?!

Princess Patches said...

You have beautiful fall colors! Ours aren't so pretty this year. The weather fools say it has something to do with all the rain we've had (and still have today)!

That's sooooo cool that Dauby lets you get so close. Have fun helping your mom rake the leaves!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Teesha and Bindie said...

we love going round your garden, its so lovely, we didnt have good autumn colours and our Spring has spring a lots of rain. thank you Autumn for showing us.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Autumn, what beautiful pictures - looks like a lot of leaves to rake though.

Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Martha said...

What gorgeous pics Autumn! We love the pic of the pond - it does look a bit spooky.
We think that swan is way too trusting!
We have never known a swan be nice - they usually hiss at us and raise up so they are huge!!!
We like the scarecrow!!
Martha & Bailey xxxxx

Gus said...

your Pond is lovely and so are you, Miss Autumn. That is a lot of leaves to rake up. Hope you and Mom don't have any AireDales "helping."


Kelly said...

Hi Miss Autumn!
You are such a great helper to your mom! I bet you can really do some work with a rake!

Kyanite said...

Hallo Autumn, it's me Judy!

What neat Autumn colours you have.
I'm on a 'wheelie' sulk, so not helping my Mummy garden!!!

Foxy love & wheelie wishes

TwoSpecialWires said...

OK. That's it. It's decided. We are coming to visit. All of us. Dogs. Humines. Wheelies (wheeless and not) We're not kidding. We're coming. We don't know when it'll be... but we're coming. Next year? Some year? We don't know! But we're coming!

Just warning you!

We LOVE your blog!!!!!!

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Hollie and Janie said...

I am always amazed at how gorgeous your home is!!! That pond looks like a lot of fun!!

The Oceanside Animals said...

Thanks for the tour, Autumn -- the grounds are stunning!

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

What gorgeous pics Autumn!!!!!
We love the pic of the pond....SOOOOOOOOO relaxing....
how much we would love were with you living Autumn with you!!!!
Have a trip around your garden is wonderful for us!!!
Thanks for sharing it dear friends!!!
And sorry for not been around for a long....ouir secretary wasn't feling very well....but now she's here we could read about you and your wonderful adventures again!!!!
We missed you!!!!!
HAve a wonderful day!!!
TAke care!!!
Sweet kisses and licks

Ruby and Penny said...

We love autumn foliage. So pretty. Enjoy that raking.
Love Ruby & Penny

Andrea said...

Beautiful autumn pictures. I love autumn!
Blessings, andrea

Clive said...

Lovely autumn photos - that was a lot of raking today!!

take care

The Army of Four said...

Those are such beautiful photos! I especially like the one of your dad's barn! And something about that shot of the pond makes me want to howl.... I"m not sure why!

Dexter said...

Uh oh, time to rake leaves if mom has to use her poop finder shoes.

You still have apples on your trees? Between me and the birds, all of ours vanished some time ago, but our trees are just babies.

Lots of mists rising this time of year in the morning. I think its kind of pretty.


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh my...we know ALL ABOUT the leaves hiding things that the peeps step in!!! Lotsa HBO words when that happens!

How pawsitively bootiful it is up there!!!

We've had NO SUN and the colors just don't look as pretty when it's gray, gloomy and nasty out...went from summer to winter!!!

You look bootiful as usual, Autumn!!!


Jessie, Jake and Lola said...

Autumn, you better get on raking those leaves, it is so true what your mom says - leaves do look a lot like poop!

Jessie, Jake and Lola said...

Autumn, you better get on raking those leaves, it is so true what your mom says - leaves do look a lot like poop!

Lizzy said...

OMDog, those Autumn pictures are just lovely!!

I hope you all have a grrrrEAT day ahead,


Archie and Melissa said...

this is the perfect fall post!

what a wonderful day!

m & e

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Tank woo fur the lovely fall tour Autumn!

Such nice kholours!


Two French Bulldogs said...

What beautiful fall colors. Palm trees don't change colors around here. Thanks for sharing the pictures
Benny & Lily

Teddy Bear said...

Your property is beautiful. The changing of the leaves is a great site.

Teddy Bear


HI Maggie and Mitch,

Maggie you sure dress up pretty to rake leaves.

We sure wish you would quit showing these pretty fall pictures. Mommy keeps thinking about going on another trip and without us!

We Luuuuuv that barn!

Riley and Star.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

How nice to still have flowers and all the beautiful fall colors. Mom says she loves all of it except the fallen leaves. They had lots of oak trees in their yard in MA and she says they were always the last to fall - many a cold Thanksgiving weekend were spent raking and bagging those leaves.

Thanks for sharing, just beautiful.

woos, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

Pawesome colors, Autumn!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

That misty pond picture looks like it might be the opening of one of those horror movies!! creepy for sure!

BRUTUS said...

Love the photos of the lake! The leaves are so beautiful - we can almost smell them & hear the crunch of them underfoot! Just look pout for the landmines, right??

Brutus the Frenchie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We would love to sit at your pond and watch the goose and see all the pretty colors. You have the most wonderful flowers, and TRUE COLORS and look at all that room to run!
I want to come visit with you

Teddy said...

What a pretty backyard Autumn! I love your pond, what a treat :) Thanks for giving us a tour.


Sue said...

I had to laugh. We have the same problem with falling leaves covering the poop. Rob and I both stepped in it yesterday. Rob will mulch them if it ever stops raining.

Pinot and Angel Momo said...

Hello Maggie, Mitch and Autumn!!

We always enjoy looking at the pictures of your garden. Looks like lovely Autumn enjoyes looking at this beatuful season of the year. We are not sure how long yours will last but ours won't be here for a long time. :(

Momo & Pinot

Ziggy Stardust said...

Autumn, an excellant post as always. I love seeing the world through your eyes. It is as if everything stops in time for you. I hope you didn't have to work too hard on the leaves.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Mr. Puggle® said...

what a beautiful area you live in!

hkairedalespack said...

What beautiful colors! Wish we had more reddish hues around here.
Hugs, Miley

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Autumn,
A very pleasant and relaxing post. We can only imagine how much M&M poop is under the leaves given how much M&M love to eat. New England is beautiful in the fall; our dad misses that most about Massachusetts.

Stardust said...

Isn't that 3rd shot from top beautiful!! Our place isn't exactly that colorful yet, plus it requires a little travelling to catch prettier sights. So thank you for sharing these, beautiful!