Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Can it really be fall?

 I know I suggested fall by my July mini but I noticed two trees in the last couple of days where the leaves are already turning!!  This is one of my Japanese Maples -- it's probably one of my favorite trees and I have many!  I was really surprised to see these leaves already orange!

And then on my walk yesterday, I saw this tree!

I am hoping for many more warm days to kayak up in Central Oregon when I get back in early September!

Here's a funny tale!  My new puppy seems to love grabbing my fabrics and running around the house with them!  It's pretty annoying and I have to hide all loose pieces. Let me tell you that he's FAST!  We keep his leash attached so it's possible to grab him when he's running around!

We had him neutered two weeks ago and I'm anxious to see him calming down!  He's a very sweet dog but so strong!! 

Hope you're having a great week. I'm working on my Sampler Spree blocks!  These are some of the navy blocks--I'm two weeks behind but it's not a race, right??  It's really kind of an interesting process--the blocks are pretty basic but are a little different.  I'm enjoying this.  Not sure how they'll all go together since the colors are all over the place.


  1. Oh you have a fabric thief there!! hahaha--that must be a sight to see, Randy!! He is a big puppy...but really cute. Your Sampler Spree blocks are really pretty--nice work on those.
    We have leaves turning in our backyard here in CT too--seems awfully early to me...
    ;(((--I love to see Summer coming and sad to see it going despite the fact that I love Autumn...
    Hugs Julierose

  2. Our yellow lab did not settle down till she was 2! Our son and his wife experienced the same with their two labs! So you probably have a way to go!!!!! Good luck! Carol in Texas

  3. Love your blocks! Re the Pica (eating non food things) it may be a diet deficiency. Your vet might be able to recommend a switch to a food that would help calm that. Apparently it is a brain/gut thing that many vets are studying.

  4. Your puppy is adorable! What’s his name? Hugs,

  5. Japanese Maples are so beautiful. Amazing to see signs of fall this soon.
    Your puppy is adorable! Really nice blocks you are working on.

  6. It is the draught that is causing the early color change. It happened to us in Illinois.
    Your blocks looks great and I love the photo of Zeke!!