we spent some time with the rivers and the creeks this past week. darla enjoyed throwing things into said bodies of water. it was very nice of mother nature to give us those temperature spikes that allowed for some outdoor exploration. this is pretty fantastic time of year for getting a last little communion with nature.

although, i am hoping for some winter hikes this year :)

duck whispererriver tosshikewilderness

i think you all should know that she was trying to teach the ducks to fetch in that second photo. she’s special.


thanksgiving photo essay

a few scenes of thanksgiving (aka darla at thanksgiving) franklin, tennessee style

1. can-can thanksgiving 2. lovely new dorothy costume

3. curls, curls of a girl

4. aunt jemima 5. darla’s “helping” stool

6. turkey  7. table

i wasn’t successful in getting any family photos taken. i wasn’t successful at much yesterday. just eating. and sleeping. sounds like a pretty good thanksgiving to me.