Saturday, October 28, 2006

More October Pics

Today is so dreary and drippy that I've decided to post some more pics of blue sky and warmth to cheer myself and maybe you (if you're having some icky weather where you are) This incessant grey and damp is getting to me! arrghh!!!!

Anyway, these are my 2 daughters. . .Lindsay, history buff, book worm, mom, on the left and Kalyn, music major, organizer, girlie girl on the right. They're so used to me documenting our trips they just reflexively go into pose formation. lol!

Robbie and the grandkiddies, posing in front of one of the classic cars. Don't ask me what this one is. . . Rob would know. It has some wicked chrome and perhaps fins? Cars then were sleek, mobile works of art. What happened?? Eri looks so animated in this shot! It was such a great day.

I adore cows, they're such tranquil beasts. When i look at them i can almost feel my blood pressure falling. They have beautiful eyes, fringed with outrageously lavish lashes. Can't believe that their bulk can be sustained by grasses & grains! Cows & pumpkins -- pretty much tied for first place in my affections. City girl didn't see enough crop or livestock in her earlier years?

James is having fun! He's such a speed freak, I'm surprised he didn't find this ride too wussy! The fair, up until the 'midway point' (the point at which the midway began!), was sheer torture for this kid. We sauntered through livestock competition areas and agricultural displays before we got to the fun zone. All the while he was as jumpy as a cat on a hot tin roof, exclaiming frequently and testily: "Can we go to the rides now? This is BORING!" Posted by Picasa


emma said...

Cows? Tranquil?? You wouldn't think they are so tranquil when you've been on the receiving end of one charging at you!! I guess it all depends on context.

Kathryn said...

LOL, Emma!!! my experience viewing cows consists of us driving out into the 'country', me getting out of the van and going to the fence to watch grazing or lazing cows. When my girls were young their favourite part of cow watching was when the cows peed or pooed!

Kathryn said...

p.s. i do not eat red meat!
1. Because i love cows so much.
2. Because i'm allergic to beef!!

there's a crazy 'sphere' beside the cow's nose in the picture - i'm not even sure that is?!

supersimbo said...

you guys have the best fun together............i agree with emma!! Cows!! grrrr i am a bit scared............cherith lives on a farm and she thinks it is funny when i make baaaaa noises at the sheep or shy away form the cows!!!

you dont eat red meat?? did i know that?
Shaun doesn't eat red meat.......mmmm i dont eat chicken!!

Lindsay said...

It's an orb!!! Mom, you have sucessfully taken a picture of a ghost. That is, if you believe in that sort of thing. Definitely an orb, though.

Kathryn said...

Ally. . hey, birthday guy!! No, i don't eat red meat -- haven't had any in probably about 20 years or so. I don't even remember what it tastes like. You don't have chicken? that's cool. .
When i was a kid i visited a friend who lived on a farm -- i was very afraid of going into the cow barn. . gah!!! This is gross, but for some inexplicable reason, Pammy and I once went into the cow pasture when they were all in the barn and we licked their salt block!!!!! yes, its so disgusting, we were young idiots!!!

So, Linds. . you think the orb is a spirit. . maybe. . . i'd tend to rationalize it and say that maybe its some light refraction or water spot -- but i'm pretty certain there was no moisture on or around the camera. its weird, isn't it?