Oct 30

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Oct 30, originally uploaded by rmom352.

At the Rally to Restore the Sanity by Colbert and Stewart. The streets are closed and people are everywhere! This is still one block over from the Mall. There is a big debate on how many people showed up. It doesn't matter I couldn't walk forward because it was too crowded. This street looks mild compared to the Mall area. We could hear them speaking, but could not even get close enough to see the stage. The signs and costumes were very entertaining.

Oct 29

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The office ladies at our school dressed for Halloween today. In addition to their spirit here, they have a spread of food to share with everyone! I would watch out for the green bubbling drinks!

Oct 28

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Oct 28, originally uploaded by rmom352.

Our office staff will decorate for any holiday! This is a small display of some of the Halloween decorations on the desk.

Oct 27

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Oct 27, originally uploaded by rmom352.

Rainy days produce some great photos of water on plants. I had to take about 10 to get one I liked.

Oct 27

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Oct 27, originally uploaded by rmom352.

I was trying out my new camera and wanted to try some telephoto pics. These apples are doomed.

Oct 26

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Oct 26, originally uploaded by rmom352.

Another of nature's gradients. I love the red to green transition with a spot of yellow on the side.

Oct 25

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Oct 25, originally uploaded by rmom352.

NEW Camera!! taken on a cloudy day with my new Nikon d5000! I love this camera. Still learning however.

Oct 24

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Oct 24, originally uploaded by rmom352.

Barb goes to Dutch Wonderland with our neighbors and their kids, Kate and John.

Oct 22

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Oct 22, originally uploaded by rmom352.

This is quite the caterpillar next in my apple tree. Maybe it was gypsy moths,but I am not sure. I almost looks ghost-like with and eye and open mouth...creepy.

Oct 23

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Oct 23, originally uploaded by rmom352.

How nice to put out water for the Amish horses! Sorry it is so fuzzy, I had to take it through the windshield of the car. I love all of the hand painted signs by the farms. More to come!

Oct 21

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Oct 21, originally uploaded by rmom352.

Another neighborhood decoration for Halloween! This one is about 10 feet high! A lot of "spirit" over there.

Oct 16

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Oct 16, originally uploaded by rmom352.

While driving to Lancaster I spotted this holiday decoration high in the loft! I wonder how long he has been hanging around?

Oct 20

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Oct 20, originally uploaded by rmom352.

Nature's gradients!

Oct 18

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Oct 18, originally uploaded by rmom352.

A few years ago I went on a walking tour of this town, Strasburg, PA. It was a Halloween Screem Ghost Tour. They showed us several places that have had unusual occrrences of activity that could not be explained. This building is still a great restaurant and tavern with a General that lives on the third floor. He has been heard walking around and sitting at a table. An old friend Denise owns this place and she has experiences some of these events, but not enough to scare her or the employees away. I guess it is like Casper, a friendly ghost. They server great food too.

Oct 17

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Oct 17, originally uploaded by rmom352.

This Amish farm is so typical of the beautiful countryside around Chester and Lancaster County. You can see by this photo that the ground is quite dry and brown. Soon those trees will be turning color with the arrival of Autumn. Notice - no electric poles! or cars on the farm in the foreground.

Oct 13

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Oct 13, originally uploaded by rmom352.

This is parent visitation day at our school and we get over 300 people! Parents shadow their child from class to class observing what is being taught in school. It is a great day for public relations, but very stressful for many teachers. I say, bring it on!

Oct 16

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Oct 16, originally uploaded by rmom352.

Driving to Lancaster I spotted this holiday decoration high in the loft! I wonder how long he has been hanging around?

Oct 15

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Oct 15, originally uploaded by rmom352.

My neighbor has some great decorations for Halloween. They have survived many mischief nights and crazy trick or treaters. I love to see them late at night when I am walking the dog for the evening. This one is about 8 feet tall.

Oct 14

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Oct 14, originally uploaded by rmom352.

It seems like every farm around here is selling pumpkins this year! There are over 6 corn mazes withing a 30 minute drive of my home too! I am not sure how good this one is, but they are known for pumpkins and their Christmas tree farm down the road.

Oct 12

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Oct 12, originally uploaded by rmom352.

I was in a rush, needed to take a recipe, and out of ink! So I just took a picture of the recipe on the screen! After all of that, I forgot the red wine vinegar anyway! Go figure. This is a great salsa type chunky dip for a party or tailgate. Enjoy

Oct 11

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Oct 11, originally uploaded by rmom352.

This garden is in transition from flowers drying up on the right side, to the newly grown Swiss chard. Looks like it is harvest time for the chard.

Oct 10

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Oct 10, originally uploaded by rmom352.

The fountains are working today at Longwood Gardens. There are many different viewing areas around the fountains and each has a great view of the show.

Oct 09

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Oct 09, originally uploaded by rmom352.

This landscape project is one of many entered into the local community fair. They are designed by horticulture students at the local vo-tech school.

Oct 07

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Oct 07, originally uploaded by rmom352.

Along the back country road is this bright mailbox. There is a bit of patriotism here and you really can't miss it as you drive along.

Oct 08

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Oct 08, originally uploaded by rmom352.

Close up of a bale of hay. Any you thought all of those stems faced the same way - ha.

Oct 06

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Oct 06, originally uploaded by rmom352.

This is a really nice design in the bench. They are zoo animals, but out of place here on the farm!

Oct 05

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Oct 05, originally uploaded by rmom352.

This little critter may be looking for a place to make a bed. Not sure this picnic bench is a good idea. It is too public and some bird will surely find him.

Oct 05

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Oct 05, originally uploaded by rmom352.

A field of pumpkins certainly look different when you are up close! This was at Woodside Dairy, so we HAD to have ice cream. This time of year they sell pumpkin pecan and it is delicious.

Oct 02

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Oct 02, originally uploaded by rmom352.

WOW it is hard to believe that is 300 sprinkles!! What would your guess be? Too bad I wont' know the answer. Millions?????

Oct 03

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Oct 03, originally uploaded by rmom352.

Ok so this is NOT my birthday present -maybe. Found this car for a great price. It is a 2002 with 91500 miles on it and great shape inside! So I'll drive it before Barb gets her license. LOL! I think we found a motivator to help Barb with making good decisions.

Oct 01

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Oct 01, originally uploaded by rmom352.

Harvest display at Longwood Gardens. This pumpkin is over 450 pounds. Each of the fall squash/pumpkin types are on display with labels. There are so many different types!! All put together, they make a great display.