103 posts categorized "The four Seasons"


That's what I'm feeling right now, to the point of loving the new dishcloths I made last week.

Soapy sink

I love this time of year when we can go to the apple orchards and we went to the apple orchards last Sunday.  We bought A LOT of apples and plan to do some canning and make applesauce.



Apple box

Of course we had to get some apple cider and apple cider donuts that are so famous in the orchards stores.  So chicken salad made from our yummy chickens that we raised along with cider was lunch with an apple cider donut and a cup of coffee for snack that we enjoyed on Sunday afternoon outside on the beautiful fall day.


The changing of the seasons is something I simply love and summer heading into fall/autumn has always been my favorite time of year, tho spring this year was really nice and I LOVED it, but there's something about the autumn season that causes me to be content in life.

the "ber" months have started

Those being, September, October, November and December.  I love the "ber" months.  Our colors really have only just started to show and it's really only few scattered around the county.  Tho the sumac's we saw on the way home today were vibrant.  I took a quick shot with my cell phone since I forgot my camera at home.


And today I walked out onto the front porch and saw this tomato that Mr had placed on top of one of the deck posts.  I finally asked him what he planned to do with the tomato and he said "Nothing, why would I when I can just go out to the garden and get a fresh one"...Okaaaaay...I had no comment :)  So there it sits.  I'll bring it in and cut it up, shhhhhhh...He'll never know :)

Lone tomato

We canned more beans and there are still beans out in the garden.

Raw beans

There's just something about seeing jars filled with something that you grew, harvested and processed to be enjoyed in the winter months.


I volunteer at the local hospital and on the way to town I could smell that a farmer had sprayed manure on the fields.  Well, I came up over the hill and there it was, the infamous manure spreader.  I wish I could say that I kept a big distance between us but I would be lying.  I would have had to go so slow that I would be going backwards to have kept my distance, because the manure spreader was going very, very, slow and I had caught up to it.  Luckily the farmer turned into a field not too far past the curve...whew!!


There is just never a dull moment around here.

ice storm continued









Continuing with the ice storm shots.  Since moving here I don't recall ever having an ice storm that was as bad as this one was.  We had headed to town yesterday afternoon and it seemed that up on the ridge here we fared a bit worse than in town.

Here's a video to hear what it sounded like when the sun came out and the temps rose.



ice storm












This is not all of the ice photos I took.  I'll post the rest of them in my next post.  It wasn't the easiest to walk outside, you really had to be careful not to fall.  You could say we were iced in up here on the ridge.  We did not venture out to see what the rest of our area looked like, we figured if our driveway was as bad as it was that we didn't want to see how the roads were.  Our road didn't have any traffic on it to speak of and at one time I spied the plow making it's rounds.  We didn't have anywhere we needed to be and the house was stocked with food and cozy and warm, we figured that we were just fine staying put.

taking a walk

Coming home from Texas I told myself I wanted to keep walking even in the cold weather.  So come on with me on my walk and see some of the sights I see.

Thick coats

Farm view

My partner

Going home

Blind driveway

Ridge view



I hope you enjoyed the walk and the snow photos. 

snowshoeing in february

Through the woods

Taking a photo

Taking a break

My snowshoes

Last year I don't believe we went snowshoeing, and this is the first time we did it this year.  Of course we didn't have any snow to speak of before we went to Texas.  Awe, snows not so bad, especially when you can get out and enjoy it.

golden colors

I just can't seem to get enough of the colors this year.  To me it seemed like we got a late start, trees that turned so beautifully in the past didn't do so well but others did.



The sunset tonight was spectacular.

Sunset 10-20-2015

I'm not sure I want Autumn to end just quite yet.

Do you?

fall color

Can I let out a big WHEW!  Hopefully life will start to somewhat slow down.  My cousin came here from Illinois for the night and then we headed to Upper Michigan for my aunt's funeral.  The colors were just gorgeous there, then instead of heading back to my home we drove to Illinois for my mothers service.  Mr met me there and we came home on Sunday.  Last week was a busy blur and unfortunately I wasn't able to do a lot of spinning, but there is always next year.

Lake reflection


Our colors are not like the northern part of our state and upper Michigan with the reds and oranges, but it is still pretty here.


This morning the woods looked so pretty, my photo just didn't do it justice.

Sauna fall 2015

I know I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again.

I LOVE this time of year!

mid-summers eve

First cutting

Wow, did you fall out of your chair?  I'm posting two days in a row :)

I love this farm down in the hollow.  This is over on the next ridge from us.  We were heading on our way to get some ice cream (which was closed by the time we got there...insert sad face).

Sitting here this morning with the windows and doors open I can hear the wind rustling through trees.  Mr had opened up the house when he got up this morning as it was very stuffy inside.  For being June 20th it's pretty cool out this morning. 

Tomorrow marks the date for summer solstice, which is the longest day of sunlight for the year, and with that the days start getting shorter and shorter.  I know this day also as mid-summer or St Johns Day.  We have celebrated this day a few times in the past.  We do plan to do something tomorrow but not sure exactly what.  We do have another brush pile to burn so if the rain stays away we just might do that.

How about you, do you do anything for summer or winter solstice?