Friday, October 17, 2008

Friendly Friday

Good morning. :D It's a lovely day here in Chico, CA. I ran some errands this morning, after taking Sarah to school. As I drove into the parking lot, it struck me how pretty it is where I live. Sometimes I take that for granted.

I put away my groceries, grabbed my camera and this is a little of what I found in about 10 minutes of walking around my neighborhood. Below, see a grasshopper's eye-view of the sun shining on the wet grass.

The light was perfect for reflections. I'm not sure if anyone else thinks this looks cool, but I love a good reflection.
Some of the trees are turning, but we're still enjoying Summery temperatures here. I think it's supposed to get to 88 today. I've noticed jackets all over the playground at work. I try to gather them up, put them where the kids can see them, because I know how much it sucks to have to continually replace lost items. You should see how full our lost and found gets.
My Cannas are still going strong. The yellows, in particular. I think when it cools off more, I'm going to dig some up and move them around a bit more again. I'd like to stash some in my potted plants, too.
I didn't end up with any zuchini or pumpkins, very few tomatoes. I really don't know what happened. Oh well, there's always next year. :D My flowers were lovely, so I still feel very lucky.

We are nearing the end of Blogtoberfest over at b5Media's Lifestyle Channels. Lara put a prize-sponsored post up yesterday and there's still time to leave a comment for a chance to win. My friend Eliza has one up at, as well. Eliza's wondering about Mom's and stretchmarks......if you have a story to share, your comment could prove to be a winner. I will have a new post up, my last prize-sponsored post, at 4pm Central time. You can find it at Dating

Well, it's time to head out to recess. I wish you all a beautiful Friday!


Homemom3 said...

thanks for the linky love. Beautiful pictures.

Askew To You said...

You are welcome Eliza. :D And thank you.

Dianne said...

that reflection shot is awesome!!!!

just wow!

Askew To You said...

Thank you, Diane. :D Our parking lot is very uneven and the sprinklers made puddles all over. I lucked out.

Heather said...

The reflection picture is so cool! I have never seen such a clear reflection!

Also, I have to say, it amuses me that temps of 88 degrees and jackets are included in the same paragraph. I realize it's probably chilly there in the mornings and evenings, just like here. But it's been in the 30's and 40's here in the morning a lot lately, and I have so far only worn a jacket one day. I know I should wear one, but I refuse. I want to hold on to non-jacket weather as long as I can. I do see we have a few days this week that will actually be in the 40's for highs, so a jacket is going to be a must. Brr.

Askew To You said...

When the kids leave for school it's around 58, so they wear the jacket, then they take it off when they get warm on the playground.

I've worn one a couple of times, but I am the kind of person who wears flip flops all year and shorts for most of the year.

The thing I was really worried about - trying to fit into my jeans after a summer in skirts and baggy shorts. Luckily I can fit, but they are tight!! Time to hit the treadmill. :D

Thanks for the compliment on the reflection photos. The conditions were perfect.

Down Comforter said...

nice stuff
lovely pics

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