Life goes on, rah/
La la, how their life goes on/
Even though it has been a tough few weeks, there has also been much to be thankful for. Here are some pics of our life going on, this lovely, lovely autumn.
Hiking at a place called King Philip Rock (the name, incidentally, has raised some curiosity about who King Philip was, and finding out has been yet another cool part of this fall):
The tree with the reddish leaves is called sarsparilla, and someday I am going to figure out how to make root beer from this tree.
Here's the view from the rock itself. It's so nice to be above the trees in our very tree-ful neck of the woods!
Here's a preying mantis that hung out on our doorstep for a while one afternoon. He was at least five inches long; I love how he's looking at us in this pic that my Dad took.
I made amazing apple jelly with apples from a friend's tree. Isn't it a pretty color?
We visited friends up in Maine, and one highlight of our visit was a ride in their motorboat:
My favorite bird, the loon. I love how they look, how they sound, and where they live... of course, my family thinks it's because I can really relate to a bird with a name like loon! Heh.