Saturday, October 11, 2008

My Birthday.

Well Friday was my 25th birthday. Yikes! A quarter of a century old! Ben gave me my gifts the night before: new dishes that we have really needed (now we can stop destroying the earth with all the paper plates we've been wasting), and a sewing machine! Hmmm...don't I sound like little "Susie-Homemaker"? I wonder if that was his plan. On Friday,to celebrate we went for a hike at Walden Pond. It was perfect weather and I was able to get a few shots of the foliage with Ben's assistance. Later that night we went to Witch's Woods at the Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford with a big group of friends. We had a blast! Unfortunately we were having way too much fun and screaming way too hard to take any pics so the Walden Pond shots will have to suffice. I had so much fun and it was great to see so many friends~honestly it was the best birthday I can remember. Yeah, I'm loved. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.~Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Last of the Flowers.

Here are the pics of my garden's last flowers. I don't know what they are all called but there is a Nasturtium, Marigold, Lavender. The multi-colored one is a 'Confetti Flower'. It's the prettiest little flower and it 'throws' tons of little flowerettes if you brush up against it-hence the name. I was really happy with how most of these photos turned out. The images came out nice and sharp (though I will see what Ben has to say). Enjoy my garden!

Garden Toad.

I was out cleaning up the back patio today. Re-potting plants to bring indoors and putting away the outdoor furniture, getting ready for frost. There are still quite a few flowers left in the garden and I wanted to take a few pictures both to continue practicing my close-up shots as well as to remember how pretty the garden was this year. When I moved the patio table, hiding underneath was the fattest toad! So how are these for close-ups?Here are some pics of the toad and I'll post the flowers a bit later.