Thursday, October 04, 2012

Lake Rathburn Fall Trip

We spent five to six hours traveling into each little cove of the Lake Rathburn area to see the beautiful fields and foliage. Of course, the camera doesn’t capture all of the color. You need close up photos to even get an idea of the brilliance of the leaves. 

In the resort area, we noticed the cabins are heated with geothermal heat.  Solar panels and a windmill is used plus there was a house built at Iowa state University and transported to Washington DC for a demonstration on energy efficient housing before it was moved to the park. We weren’t able to go inside but got a phone number to call for a planned trip next summer to check it out. 

We saw wild turkeys several times; a busy raccoon and I captured this photo of a butterfly.

Carter Eli's Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

My name is Carter Eli. I took my mommy Emily and grandma Karol and great grandma Darlene to Pierson’s Pumpkin Patch.

They had all colors of pumpkins, gourds and squash.

 Some of them were even bigger than me. 

We went through the maze that was made of huge bales of hay.  

We saw burros, ducks and even baby calves in it. 

They even had a store where you could buy Halloween stuff.

They tell me that if you make a face on a pumpkin, it’s called a jack-o-lantern.

Mommy bought me a little white pumpkin and great grandma bought a little orange one.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Autumn at our Place

Some of the most beautiful fall colors are in our back yard. This view is from the back yard facing north.

                                                     This view is toward the southeast.

                        Terry has finished with the new siding on the shed. I was surprised that painting
                                                   the bottom boards made it look new.

                                    He then drove the RV east of the house and is washing and waxing it.

                                                This view is from the back yard facing east.

                       Yes, I like this home site but will be glad to be in the south when the snow flies.