Monday, October 31, 2016

Pumpkin carving at my house. Someone can't wait until Christmas. : )

And neither can my Christmas cactus! Last year it bloomed from Thanksgiving 'til Easter. This year, it's starting at Hallowe'en.

We went apple picking at the beginning of the month, and I've been making pies and cakes and all manner of apple goodies. One day we couldn't decide whether we wanted apple pie or apple crisp, so I made a pie with an apple crisp topping. It was scrumptious.

Handsome Presley. He is a kind, playful, extremely affectionate dog. If you need something to brighten your day, try watching this video of a mama boxer taking care of her pups. Boxers are wonderful dogs and excellent mothers.

Amy has to be to work pretty early in the morning, and since I drive her, I get to see lots of beautiful sunrises.

Wishing everyone a Happy Hallowe'en!


  1. Oh I like that Christmas tree pumpkin! :)

  2. happy halloween to you and your family :) love your pumpkins all in a row!

  3. These are lovely! We tried an apple upside down cake this week...very good but use a bigger than 9" pan or your oven will be covered in caramel sauce and then you'll forget and turn on the oven to make pizza and then every smoke alarm in the house will go off and you'll scare the poor kitty and kiddies to death! Or maybe that's just me ;)

  4. LOLOL - I LOVE the skeleton candelabra - WHAT FUN! My cactus, that usually blooms at Thanksgiving is also blooming already. I was trying to not water it later in August and September, and thought that might be the reason - but maybe it's this strange, warm Autumn that we're having. Either way - it's pretty, pretty, pretty! Hope Luke recovered and was well enough to enjoy the day!