Autumn's blustery winds and heavy rain have stripped our forest to the nude. Brrrr. You can almost make out the houses in the neighborhood behind our beautiful illusory forest and stream. Yes, there is a flowing stream hiding amongst the trees. For contrast take a look at spring.
Yesterday the NW Kidney Foundation sent a talented photgrapher and a their charming Public Relations guru to our house to shoot us - with the camera, silly. They will be including Denise and I in their 2007 calendar. We are delighted. During the shoot, I suppose that I was being a bit too talkative. Can you imagine that;-) So Denise put her hand over my mouth to quiet me down a bit. The photographer caught it. Denise said that it looks like I am going to talk as soon as she puts her hand down. She knows me so well ;-)
It may be Veterans Day 2006, but Autumn is still keeping the beautiful illusion of our forest in our backyard. If you continue down my blog you will see the digression of Autumn from Summer in the photos below.
The wind spirits surprised us with with a tree that appeared as if it had no bottom and no top. They suspended it over a much smaller tree's limbs The spirits of nature bless us with such beauty and delight. And they do it behind our house.
November 2nd 1977 was the day our not so little pumkin, Orlando Shashi Montoya was born. Denise baked him a brownie which we lit with 29 candles, thus signifying the termination of his twenties. When Orlando was not much more than a tiny tot, he would refer to a group of grownups as dults. It there was only one grownup, he would refer that that person as a dult. Now he is a dult, himself, fancy that.
Ginger (Kimchee Dog) has turned her eyes on once we dressed her in her raincoat. Did you notice that she is looking through her visor? Now she is ready to go for a walk in the great wetness of the North Wet.
November First Brings the Falling of Leaves in our Illusory Forest. But not before the Little Witches and not so little pirates invade the neighborhood. Celeste was busy casting her magic spell which compelled people to give her candy.