These were Country Cat’s YELLOW ducks. She couldn’t go by them without giving them a good hard right paw knocking them into the tub and running like she was gonna get it. She always got it too, she got chased and heard “I’m gonna get you”, she was scooped up and got lots of love and a big kiss placed on the side of her Fuzz Face. Then repeat and repeat and repeat.
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Our butterfly bush in the west flower bed just doesn’t want to let the drought win. It cooked during the furnace of a summer we had and popped some blooms with the rain and beautiful weather we have been having. I think it even got bit by a couple of frosts. That is one of our Oaks in the background dressed in orange. One of our Crepe Myrtles is popping some little blooms too! In November! I snapped this yesterday after lunch using aperture priority. It is SOOC with a small crop to cut out an ugly weed that wandered into the picture. I did size it in Photobucket.
Texture is Braveheart from Nancy at A Rural Journal.
We were on the road this week to the BIG CITY of Kansas City, Missouri. This is Country Club Plaza and shopping could make you very happy here.. And there are so many places to eat FOOD that it befuddles and excites!
Kansas City is well known for its fountains and this is one of my favorties. It is the J.C.Nichols Memorial Fountain and it is in pink to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness for the month of October.
We stayed in a small urban Bread and Breakfast that is always our choice when we go to KC. As usual we ate our way through the city. Breakfast was always scrumptious at the B&B and our first night there we ate at Blue Koi with CH’s brother and his wife. They are the ones that bent our arms behind our backs and forced us to go there! We kiddingly call the place Blue Lou’s but that is a whole other story. We had a wonderful funny good time with them and hoovered appetizers and Chinese Black Bean Chicken and Noodles until we could hoover no more. Wine and Octoberfest Beer made an appearance. We ate, get ready for it…CHEESEBURGERS at Winstead’s and had a whole lot of Italian at Garozzo’s. Stuffed Artichoke and Chicken Spiedini was the choice there. While we were there we also checked out the American Royal Horse Show which hadn’t quite got up to speed yet. Had to stop at Kleinschmidt’s in Higginsville, Missouri~the place with a gazillion BOOTS on the way home. We drove the rest of the way back to the Tiny Ten and needed to rest from our short vacation!
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I am linking up with Sunday Stills Signs of September/Fall and Nancy’s Your Sunday Best this last day of September. I hear Earth Wind and Fire’s September tune dancing in my mind. Twinkling my memories. I might have taken a few liberties with the lyrics. Maybe..
Living Country in Missouri USA.
The challenge this week at Sunday Stills is MUSIC. The description as posted for the challenge-”This will be a fun challenge I think because music can be found in a lot of different people, places and things. Take some shots that reflect the music in your life.” Ok I have to tell you, I am a gal that loves cars and trucks. Love their colors, shapes and sounds. And the soft idling momomomomomo that ramps up to a throaty little growl from this exhaust is music to my ears. I get this vehicle lovin’ thing honest from my Mom and Dad. My Mom loved her little dark green 1966 Mustang and I could hardly wait to grab it after school where she worked and cruise my little town with my gal pals. My Dad loved every car he owned and couldn’t wait to buy the next one. So this one is for you Mom and Dad! I know you are up there watching and smiling.
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Painting the front porch welcome grate. Truthfully, taking a picture of the front porch welcome grate that CH painted while I fiddled around and took a picture of my shadow. Kinda how things go here. CH does the work outside and I take pictures.
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This little brown bear with toothpaste on his face and foot will be 61 years old soon. He was given to me by my godparents when I was born. He has been moved more times than I can count and has spent lots of time in the teddy bear Tupperware storage box. But he has been out and enjoying the country life now for about 7 years. I don’t think I have to tell you who climbed out of their crib, grabbed the toothpaste tube and squirted toothpaste all over his face and brown fuzzy body. Poor old bear. My Mom told me the story all too frequently. Teddy’s face has seen a lot of love from way back when I was little and I think his face suffered from the scrubbing he got to get the toothpaste off. His face and that red ribbon crack me up. I am sure that is not the original red ribbon. I am also sure my Mom lovingly tied many a new red ribbon for him. I think his right black button eye might have lovingly been reattached too. His face however is the original. Except for you know that toothpaste that just didn’t quite all come off.
Other bears and their fuzzy faces that reside here at the Tiny Ten.
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Also please check out Laurel’s Teddy at her blog Rockin’ the Purple. Her old Teddy is a super sweet bear and has amazingly wonderful character. And Laurel’s blog is an excellent read. Comments can get downright rowdy and crack up funny. There is a very serious important thing going on at Rockin’ the Purple too. Laurel is recovering from not one but two serious life threatening diseases that we should all educate ourselves about. She handles it with a wonderful sense of funny and honesty.
I might be reaching here, but there is some kind of little face in the lower right hand of the sky… I had to use this picture from my archives but I think the rules are to shoot the picture the week of the challenge. I will do it right next time! Thank you Gobetween for your post that led me to this challenge!
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