Thursday, October 22, 2015

Autumn in October

 The cleome and hydrangea are still hanging in there~
Luckily, mom took this picture on Saturday.  Sunday and Monday, we had overnight lows of 20 degree temps and the hydrangeas and cleome flowers are no more.  

 The last of the concord grapes.   Mom said they were so sweet this year.  We wouldn't know anything about that.  Stingy hoomans~
 The Virginia creeper in its autumn color~
 The Whooper swan girls~
 And the Mute swan sissies~

 The black swans~
 Poisonous jimson weed pod~
 And the poisonous poke weed.  We don't come near either one of these plants. 
 The lumber barn~
 I, Mitch, got groomed and boy do I ever feel so much better!

We have sad news.    Our little Barnacle goose buddy, Todd, went to Rainbow Bridge yesterday.   Yes, we know, he decided to leave on our dad's birthday.    Dad is beyond sad. 
You sure were one brave little fighter, Todd, and one happy little goose and we sure did love watching you motorboat through the water on your daily swims in the pond.
 Rest in Peace, Todd.  We miss you lots, little buddy♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly


  1. So sorry about Todd! Always sad when these things happen. Thinking of you all. Love the Autumn colours and the leaves. Hugs, Susie & Treacle xx

  2. Ohhhh we send your sweet Dad a belated Happy Birthday..and a kitty hug...

    We are so sorry about Todd...each life is so precious.
    Your photos of the front of your beautifully freshly sided home are beautiful.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  3. We don't get to see all the pretty fall colors here in Florida. Mom says she misses that since moving from Michigan so long ago.

    So sorry to hear about Todd. I know he's happy swimming in all the pretty lakes at the Bridge.

  4. The leaves are just starting to change color here and the temps are still in the 80s. We hope Fall comes soon.

    We're sorry about Todd. It's never easy to say goodbye to a friend.

  5. So very sad to hear about Todd - please give your Dad a kiss from us.

    There is nothing as beautiful as autumn in New England! You have some beautiful colors there.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  6. I'm sorry to hear Todd didn't make it. I hope it's a comfort that you gave him the best life you could while he was with you.

  7. Your garden looks so beautiful in the autumn, we are jealous
    So sorry about Todd, your poor Dad.
    ~Lickies, Ludo

  8. Oh - the black swans are just so pretty - did you ever give them names - you know black swans originated in Perth, West Australia and of coarse they live right there on the Swan River which was named after them. Maybe you name them after towns in West Australia :)

  9. Autumn is our favorite time of year
    Lily & Edward

  10. Thanks for the gorgeous pictures—your home and yard are beautiful.
    And we're so very sorry to hear about Todd.

  11. We're so sorry to hear about Todd. We always love seeing your feathered family members, too, and know it's hard to say good bye!
    We love all the Autumn colors! We have lots of Virginia Creeper in our area - and Poke Berries, too! Mom loves the color they bring!
    PS: Our verification thingie is different ice cream photos -- how perfect!

  12. That's sad about Todd. We're always sad when a furkid has to go to the Bridge. Sounds like winter is on its way to your house. Good thing everything is shipshape and ready.

  13. we are so sorry about Todd. Thats always a hard time.
    Love your fall pretties and we love fall too.


  14. Sorry for your loss.

    Aroo to you,

  15. Thanks for the beautiful photos! Ghostwriter says she hasn't seen jimson weed in many years. Too bad it's so poisonous. The flowers are beautiful! Watch out for that mushroom too! Oh, and if the grapes get a frost, they'll make extra sweet wine called ice wine. We're so sorry about your little goose. You took good care of him.

  16. Were so sorry about little Todd.. We know it especially makes dad very sad! We are sad too..

    The flowers and leaves are so very beautiful!

  17. We love fall and it looks so beautiful by you. I just got groomed too and you both look very nice.

    Ziggy Out!!

  18. We are soooo sorry to hear about Todd, Swim free sweet guy!

    What beautiful fall scenery, Mama misses the Northeast most at this tie f year...
    Smiley Hugs!

  19. Sad, Sad,Sad about Todd


    gus n teka

  20. Oh sorry. It's always sad to loose a pet. I've been missing our kitty this week.
    I hope you have a good weekend. Give the kids a hug.

  21. I'm so sad about Todd. I was really touched by your post about him a couple of months ago. A little goose who didn't give up. And your dad helped Todd so much, spending that time with him every day letting him spread his wings and swim. Todd was lucky to live with you - that much is certain. My sympathies to you.

  22. Wow, is that all in your yard? That's amazing!

    Good-bye Todd, swim at peace goose-friend.

  23. Sorry to learn of Todd's passing. We do love your Autumn looks. Mitch looks great. E's still grooming. Time for another visit?

  24. So sorry to read the sad news of Todd💜 I sure do Love all of the Beautiful Fall photos.
    Mitch you look Handsome as always and you Molly are adorable😊
    Have a great weekend

  25. Thanks for coming over.
    Have a good tail waggin' weekend.

  26. Your having a beautiful autumn! Very sorry about Todd. You two look gorgeous!

    Addie, Lucie and Hailey

  27. hello mitch and molly its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow so mutch stuf goze on their in the fall!!! so those are konkord grayps dada is always moaning abowt how he kannot git them owt heer in kalifornya he is probly not lukking hard enuf!!! i bet he wood not shayr them with me eether he is greedy that way!!! i am sorry to heer abowt todd he wuz a verry pritty bird and i am shoor he enjoyd his time motoring arownd in his pond!!! ok bye