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Monday, September 30, 2013

Summer (puppy) update, in newspaper, fall and misc.


The first two pictures are to show you just how much she has grown in the 6 weeks Summer has been with us. Here she is 14 weeks old. As you can tell she definitely did not want to hold still!

Here she is the day we brought her home at 8 weeks of age.

A picture that I took of her on the day we brought her home was published in a special gardening section of the Appleton Post Crescent today! It was also suppose to be in our paper, but some reason it didn't, so I had to go out and buy the Appleton paper. As you can from picture #1 her coloring has changed quite a bit! This was such a thrill and honor that my photo was chosen to be published.

Here is a close-up and the nice caption that the Yard MD wrote up for it.

Tanner wants to know if he is chpped liver now? Everything is Summer this and Summer that. Oh Tanner you don't get any attention do you??? So ignored!! Does he look like an unhappy pup to you? That is one face that shows shows a lot of expression. We always know what he is feeling.

This hummingbird mint (Ava)  is still going strong. The bees and hummingbirds love it.

I went to Neenah/Menasha yesterday. This is one of 3 locks still on the Fox River in the state.

I walked on this trail in Neenah. It is an old train trestle made into a walking path. It goes over Lake Butte des Mort. It is a very long trail over the Lake with observation decks and places to fish off the trail. It was very windy up there yesterday. There were alot of people walking, biking, and walking their dogs.

We are beginning to get color around here! It is patchy yet, but there are some very pretty spots. We are a little early because a lot of trees are stressed from lack of rain. In the next couple of weeks we should be seeing a lot more color.

This is a very pretty area. It is so funny how you get this and then to the right or left there is hardly any color. As you see there are at least 4 kinds of trees in this woods by the colors. Yellows, red, orange and green. Mother Nature is wonderful. You just don't know what she is going to show you next!
We are starting to cut back the gardens now. Carrots and beets will be dug up Tues when Jeff has off. Tomatoes can stay in a little longer. The cukes are done. They didn't do well this year. Everything else was an earlier crop. The perennials will be next. Not too much in bloom now. But with over 300 different plants we will have some flowers and green plants for awhile yet. But most are definitely ready to cut back. :(  This really makes you think about winter. ( :( again). I can't believe that the start of Oct. is in just a few days! Where did Sept go? Really where did it go? It seems like it started and ended in a few days. Where was I? Any way this is the news from here. Have a great week everyone. Hugs, Teresa
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Forgot to post these photos of MJ (traveling doll)


MJ is going to be comfortable on her trip to her next place to visit.

I made it and it is a little big. but she has plenty of room to snuggle in and dream of all the places that she has gone to already.

Look this hydrangea flower is as big as I am! 

Don't these look YUMMY!
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Sunday, September 22, 2013

MJ's last trip with us (traveling doll)


We went to High Cliff State Park. An old quarry in the woods. This park has alot of walking trails.

It is on Lake Winnabago. About 45 minutes from here. I have never been here before and heard that it is beautiful when the leaves on the trees turn colors. We may have to make another trip. MJ is on the top of 40 ft tower. You can see for 30 miles. Very expensive homes are being built all around the park. Luckily one side has the lake. Farms near the park are being sold for developement.

There are many drop off around there. These are part of the niagra escarpment.This rock formation goes from here in Wisconsin all the way to Niagara NY. There are also effigy mounds in the park.

This Chief Red Bird. Now let's see where is MJ?

Just relaxing

One of very steep trails we walked on. Actually a service road. It is hard to show just how steep this one is!!

One of the limestone walls

MJ looking at everything around her.

The leaves are just starting to change.

There is also a marina there. Look at all the sailboats.

Here comes a motor boat now!

Very pretty place to be by the water.

MJ just doing some deep thinking about her time with us.
Our time with MJ has come to a close. She will be moving on to her next place to visit.
We enjoyed having MJ here. She got to see some of the beauty of Wisconsin, our gardens, and our dogs. Safe travels MJ. We will miss you. Hugs, Teresa
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

MJ's busy on this rainy day.


As MJ will be leaving soon  and it is a rainy, blah day we decided to make cookies.

She also got to admire the colors in the carnaval squash. She said it was perfect for fall.

YUMM cookies are done. As you can see unlike other bloggers I don't go for perfect cookies! lol

Fall asters are starting to bloom.

This variety of climatis is still going strong. I love this one as it starts to bloom by june and lasts into fall.

The calico aster has started to bloom also. The centers are different colors. The bees love it.

Now we know that fall is on it's way. The sweet autumn climatis is blooming.

There is still a couple of pink bubble gum coneflowers still in bloom.

Another sign of fall. The wigelia (sp? can't spell today) is turning colors.

The sedums are in full bloom!

MJ is looking at pictures of her time here in Wisconsin. I enjoyed having her here. She will be leaving soon. Just waiting to hear from the next hostess. She might get to go to a couple places yet though.  Oh Yeah, we also made lemon bars. But as I tried to cut them too soon no one is seeing that pictiure!.Hugs, Teresa
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Sunday, September 15, 2013

MJ's day trip on Sunday.


We woke up to a lot of rain!! We didn't think that we would be going anywhere!

MJ watched the dogs have wrestling match. I don't know who she was cheering for. This is the first time since we brought Summer home that they actually played this hard.

It cleared up somewhat in the afternoon. At least it stopped raining long enough to get outside for awhile. We stopped at the Bay Beach Sanctuart to see the pelicans. In this picture she is looking at all the water going over the dam. The pelicans and the blue heron were to far out to get a good picture of her and them though.

Then we stopped The ay Beach Amusement Park. This park has been there since I was young. Most of the rides are still anywhere from 25 cents to $1.00. They want to keep it affordable for families.

This is the train depot. A miniature train runs near the back part of the park. A adult can fit, but it is a tight squeeze.

The Bay Beach sign.

This roller coaster was bought last year. It was Elvis's favorite ride at  Libertyland amusement park. It is hard to read from this angle so I will type it out for you.
Elvis's favorite ride. The "King" rented out Libertyland Aug 8 1977 from 1:15 am -7am to entertain a group of about 10 guests. Decked out in a blue jumpsuit with a black leather belt, huge belt buckle with touquois beads and gold chains. The "King" rode the Zippen Pippen repeatedly during a 2 hour period. He lost his belt buckle on the ride that morning and it was found and returned the next day.
Elvis's Libertyland rental became his last public apperance. He died Aug 16th.

This is another new ride. Finished about 1 month ago. It is another old ride, from another park. The city of Green Bay wants to buy more old rides for this park. I haven't tried this one yet. MJ was a little nervous hearing everyone scream.

The park is on the Bay Of Green Bay.  Very pretty area.

MJ paying her respects,

Then we went over to the Bay Beach Sanctuary. She is checking out the duck shack.

She just had to feed the ducks and geese. Look how many she is attracting!

She also liked the waterfall.

She had a good conversation with a goose.

Look at that tree changing colors. The leaves are almost the same color as her hair! We are seeing a few trees chaning colors. In about a month or so they will all be changing. It gets to be colorful around here!

MJ looking at the other side of the duck shack.

We also went to Voyager Park in DePere Wisconsin. Look at those clouds! We did get more rain about 5 pm. At least we were home by then.

Nice place to relax on this river. This is part of the Fox River.

 A lock keepers house. The thing right behind her is what they use to open the locks.

There are pelicans behind her. But too far back for a good shot of her and them. Some how I put a picture of the dam up near the top of this post.
It tuned out to e a nice day. I would have liked to take her to a lighthouse and another place, but the weather was to iffy. I hope everyone had a great weekend! Hug, Teresa
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