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The Textures of Autumn….

well, Autumn/Halloween decorations, that is. Autumn colors are temporarily delayed due to our wacky weather. Leaves are confused, as are small children who like to wear shorts every day and don’t like their clothing options to vary greatly, as they have had to do to satisfy our up and down weather.

While I had hoped to have some cool textures of outside Autumn wonders, I have to settle for my indoor decorations this week!

scarecrow
My small scarecrow friend has many textures to share from his hat and clothes to straw hands and feet and the leaves.
softball scarecrow
This guy has been one of my staple fall decorations for years. He is a nice combination of textures with his straw hat/hair and the stitching on his face, as well as the fabric of his neckerchief. 
scarecrow flowers
This scarecrow is the new kid in town and while he waits to be incorporated into some crafty decoration, he’s here to share as many textures as he can!
green skull
Finally, my spooky skull is my nod to Halloween. His lovely appearance not only looks cool, it’s pretty neat to touch, too! 

Thanks for stopping in this week’s Sunday Stills- Texture!

-Kat

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Play With

This week’s topic for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Things People Play With. 

alphabet blocks

counting bears

outside toys

jacks

 

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Happy Wednesday!

-Kat

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fire Prevention

This week’s topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fire Prevention is right up Beej’s alley. He is our resident authority on the subject, being a fire fighter in training.

bw fire gear

bw fire prevention

bw fire engine

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Thanks for stopping by!

-Kat

These People

Where do you belong? Where’s your safe space? Where do you go when you need to feel inspired or cheered up?

In a big city or small town. On road trips. At museums, zoos, concerts. Inside or outside. Spread out separately all in our own spaces or crowded into a small room together. Hungry, tired, crabby. Happy, silly, adventurous. In tears and laughter.

These people. They are my place in the world.

-Kat

Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

K is for Kind #AtoZChallenge

Our dog, Ari, was under a year old when she came to live with us and when she was three, our grandson CJ joined the family also at the age of three. We weren’t sure how Ari would be with kids or how CJ would be with a dog. It was love at first sight.

CJ has always felt a kinship toward Ari because they are close in age. We don’t have the heart to tell him that dogs age faster than children do! I have loved watching these two grow up together to the ripe old age of eight! And when little Beej was born, Ari became a “mom” and we’ve witnessed her growing into that self-proclaimed position.

Ari has taught her boys how to share and how to handle it when your playmate won’t give up a toy. She has shown them that beds, chairs and laps, no matter how small, are always big enough for one more. She instilled in them the importance of reading by being a great listener when they have shared books with her. And because of her attentiveness inside the house and in the outside world, that you always watch out for the people you love.

Most important of all, I think she taught them how important it is to be kind to others, just because it is the right thing to do. And I’m happy to report that this life lesson is coming along nicely!

“This is why every kid needs a dog and every dog needs a kid!” -Unknown

This post is doing double duty between Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Kind and the A to Z Challenge.

Happy Saturday (from the one still behind in this challenge)!

-Kat

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Heads or Facial Features

This week the topic is Heads or Facial Features (human or animal) for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.

bw heads
Peek a boo
bw ari head
Sleepy pup
bw beej close
A little sweetness (from my archives)

And a little tongue in cheek, compliments of Ari-

bw bear

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Hope your week is going well!

-Kat