Is it fall yet?

Look at this beautiful autumn color!  It’s in our neighbor’s yard so I think technically we don’t need to rake the leaves when they fall on our side. 🙂  Click it if you want to see it a little bigger.

Those wires are attractive, aren’t they?  I don’t think we can do much with them, but I guarantee they will be strung with festive lights for most of the summer.  Par TAY!!   You’re all invited.  Cold beer and sangria in abundance.  And tri-tip. Mmmm.

…. and YES it must be fall, we’re trying to take Christmas pictures.  Mostly we just got Christmas Fail pictures.

They’re making me laugh, so I’ll share one:

Cannot get all of us looking at the camera at once.  The one time we had all dogs and one cat looking at the camera Bob and I both had our eyes closed.  Goob layed down in the next shot.  Sigh.

Smells that remind us it’s summer

* Coconut and B.O.
* Neighbor’s grill reeking of too much lighter fluid
* Steamy Port-O-Potty
* The Smells of Summer candle we light while staying indoors
* Teenage hormones
* Squirrel hormones
* House fire from an errant bottle rocket
* Hot dog. (The pet, not the food.)
* Unwashed masses
* Week-old roadkill
* Citronella and beer
* Forgotten swimsuit somewhere in a hot car

from the Shoebox blog