Saturday 1 November 2014

October in pictures

I have just returned from a pigeon show banquet. In case you have never attended one, let me give you a quick recap:

There were ladies present with several different colours in their hair, i.e. extreme roots. Somehow it didn't look ombré.

One of the biggest guys in the pigeon business (no sniggering now, it's a thing) was chewing tobacco and spitting it into a cup. I wouldn't have noticed if he wouldn't have been one of the speakers - when they called his name he had to first dispose of a sizeable chunk into his trusted (at this point pretty full) cup. It was equally fascinating and gross.

There were quite a few pigeon peeps who remembered me, but I didn't remember them. Always disturbing. Apparently they had been to our place before? Or talked to me on the phone? I was a bit embarrassed, but at the same time, not surprised: those bird men are all the same to me. Sorry guys.

Aside from a few kids, I was by far the youngest person present, and I'm not complaining. Nice little boost for the old self esteem.

It was a surprisingly pleasant night, with good food, a few laughs, and, obviously, a few glasses of wine.

Did you honestly think I would do this sober?


And now, on to my photos from October!

Our faithful old friend Fire | Leaf-strewn dog walks | Our llama couple having brunch (they are cute like that) 
Halloween decoration | Proud rooster on a warm day | Lily trying to challenge Ghost, the llama 
 White peahen doing a balancing act | mums
Setting the table for Thanksgiving dinner (it was a success) | The horses enjoying their version of dinner 
Pretty red bush | Redhead drama | Going downtown | Cozy nights in (filled with Harry Potter - and Lily, always) 
 Pretty leaf | Lily not holding still for the perfect photo-op (brat) | Sheep playing peekaboo
Sun-flooded chickens | The biggest and the smallest | Sparkle obsession | Profile of my man
I'm a ghost | Rain and shine | Fairy lights are fascinating | Autumn is pretty
Birds hanging out | Clog boots - they are a thing! You heard it here first | Tiny rooster | We hate rainy days

It's November, and I'm not thrilled. I dislike this time of year greatly. At least we get an extra hour of sleep tonight!

With this in mind, I bid you a good night.

xoxo Miriam

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  1. These are all beautiful photos Miriam! I love autumn and these photos are the epitome of a great season xx

  2. Chickens & llamas, chickens & llamas, I love them all so much. Combined corgi + llama is too cute to handle.

  3. Your photos are just the best! So full of LIGHT. Unlike November in BC, I'm guessing. Thumbs down. This would be a great time for you to come visit NM.... ;-)

  4. Love the photos! The Halloween decorations are awesome. Next year I really need to do some Halloween/fall decorations. I love your costume as well. lily is always adorable.

  5. As always love the pictures! That rooster is has really pretty coloring, and of course Lilly is the cutest. I hate the time!!! I actually had to turn the heat on this morning, burr, but looks like back to 80 later in the week :)


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