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It’s pumpkin time again!

Happy Halloween to those celebrating it! We’ll be tucked in, cozy and comfy.

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End of a Season - Again

Fall’s undeniably here again. The overnight temps have dipped below freezing a few times already. Daytime temps are also inching closer to wintry numbers. We’re roughly in a mid-50s to low 60s Fahrenheit / 12-16 degrees Celcius range after a late weekend & early week in the 40s F / 6-8 C. 23 more words


Dragonfly on Window Screen, Drying

During much-wanted rain, this dragonfly settled itself on one of our windows:

It sat there for a full day afterwards without moving. I thought it was dead. 14 more words

Hanging Around

Chatty Tom Turkey

Last summer and previous winter (i.e., winter 2013-2014), we had a big wild turkey flock hanging around the neighborhood on and off. This past winter (of the… 265 more words

Fluff It Up!

Various Bits of Yard Work

The weather was unseasonally gorgeous and warm last week. We spent a lot of time outdoors and got a lot accomplished. I moved a bush that suffered from melting snow and ice from the roof: 289 more words

DIY Action


We discovered that it’s possible to play a word game with Bananagrams rules and a set of Finnish-distribution Scrabble tiles that Mr. E’s father made for us. 55 more words

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Almost-Dead Tree Down

Construction for a new house (for a new owner) has begun on our neighboring lot. One definite benefit for us is the removal of a tree that has worried us for years. 107 more words

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