Thursday, October 24, 2013

Our first Whidbey Autumn

It's the month of October and we are getting our first experience of the season here on Whidbey island.  This is the view of the "big city" of Langley.  I drive thru town every time I need to get to Millie's school.  We live closer to Freeland, but that town does not have the charm that Langley does. 
Fall colors in the trees and beautiful view of the water.
You always know summer has ended when you see the first batch of fresh snow in the mountains...
Dugualla Bay Farms in Oak Harbor.  I really don't know why there is a fake elephant here, but they do grow pumpkins.

Walking through the corn maze.
A few weeks ago there was a Scarecrow making party in Langley at the Fairgrounds.  I am so so happy we went to this because I had just as much fun as Millie.  Here we are assembling our scarecrow.  All the materials, including clothes, straw, cowboy hat and scarves were provided, as well as a BBQ lunch. 
A perfect day for creating our scarecrow masterpiece.
Millie's scarecrow getting  his felt face glued on.  We are anxiously awaiting his appearance and getting excited about bringing him home to show Papa. 
There he is in the left hand corner taking a break on the bench while Millie gets her face painted. 
Ta-da!  Our first scarecrow!
After carrying and strapping him into the car, Millie and I head off to do a quick tractor ride before heading home. 
Ahh...sunlight streaming through the windows on a mild Autumn day.
The most gorgeous sunsets ever!!  Thank you Mike for this beautiful picture.  Wow.

Millie on picture day.  Oops-mine came out blurry.  I have been neglecting my camera too much and am out of practice.  She was really happy about her curly hair.
Enjoying a cotton candy at the Golden Corral in Spokane. 
Millie is still enjoying horse riding lessons.  She loves to brush and clean Ruby.  I am so happy to see her outside and working with these amazing animals.

Yup, we are on eight days of fog.  Darn these high pressure systems.  I think this photo was taken in the afternoon and it is crummy to know 1500 feet up is blue sky and warmer air that is unable to burn its way through.  I can't wait to see my island again one of these days.  Happy Halloween and beware the vampires lurking these Washington woods. 

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