Signs of Autumn in Kiev Market

A guest blog photograph from my daughter-in-law who texted me this early Sunday morning.

Have to find out the Ukrainian word for these mushroom like pumpkin squash? I’ve never seen these before.

First day of fall is Tuesday September 22.

Autumnal Equinox

The word “equinox” comes from Latin aequus, meaning “equal,” and nox, “night.” On the equinox, day and night are roughly equal in length. Farmers Almanac

Annual Gift of Organic Garlic

I can count on my brother to ship the most delicious garlic. He grows it in Okanogan, Washington and sends it to me in Pittsburgh. So fresh and aromatic when roasted, sautéed, baked, minced, smashed, rubbed- you name it! Thanks David. ❤️

I’ll have to ask him which varieties he grew this year

Illinois Grandmother Throwback Thursday

Mary Alta Kerr Hendricks on the right. My father’s mother. Don’t know who the other two women are. Lincoln, Illinois.

My grandmother on the right, the one who taught me to knit.
1973 photograph of me in the middle, my grandmother on the right and Aunt Vesta Kent on the left. Morrisonville, Illinois.

Airedale Fun

I’m in Ohio with the family for a couple of days. Almost four months since I’ve seen them. Josie and Henry, the Airedales, were enthusiastic for my visit and they were warming up the trundle bed in Maura’s room. where I’m supposed to sleep!

Yes, I have a dog treat on my head!
Puppocinos for the dogs. Whipped cream in little cups from Starbucks.

Trains and Tracks: Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Cee has compiled a list blog challenges all around the blogosphere. She posts a FOTD Flower of the Day challenge  and inspires others blogger to post their flowers. If you want to see some gorgeous blooms, click the FOTD Flower of the Day. She is an excellent photographer and a creative soul.  Always generous with her encouragement.

This week Cee’s B & W Challenge is Trains and Tracks.
Searched my archives for my sister’s and my visit to Alaska in 2016.  Our 8 hour train ride from Anchorage to Denali.  And back!  I converted a few of the photos to sepia tones which is new for me. Perhaps I should have read up on how to do it more effectively but I had fun trying.  Thanks Cee.

Michael Photographs the Airedales

My grandson Michael (14) is the guest blogger today. Michael took some photos of Henry and Josie, their Airedale Terriers, over Memorial Day weekend.

The family visited the other grandparents in Virginia and celebrated Mark’s birthday.

Thanks for sharing your photos, Michael.

You captured the humorous duo!  Keep on photographing, too.

xxoo FF Ruthie

New steps on the back deck in Ohio. Debating whether or not to take them.

In 2013 I blogged your first Airedale, Murphy, under that very same tree in Virginia.