Friday, November 1, 2013

Fall Fun

Neighborhood tree

The weather and fall leaves have been absolutely beautiful this week. Just being outside feeling the brisk air and watching the sun glittering off the rainbow of foliage puts an extra spring in our steps.
Lake Ouachita

We took another cruise around Lake Ouachita. Even though most of the timber around the lake is pine, the green actually enhanced the fall colors sandwiched between the blue sky and water.  Still, one our most favorite trees is right her in our neighborhood.
Green stop

Amidst the beauty a large piece of Styrofoam bruised the landscape. The guide and fellow cruisers decided to make a green stop.  With a bit of finagling the large pieces of dock material, probably deposited by a recent tornado, was loaded on the boat. Just how to dispose of this monstrosity would be a challenge for the park personnel. No doubt it will be up to the challenge.

Last night was Trunk or Treat night at our church.  I with my "ratted hair" and a very thin "Farmer Dan" ran a body parts store and glow ball toss.
"Parts Store Shopper"

As usual there were large crowds ranging from pets, infants, toddlers, teens, parents and grandparents.  The treaters had just as much or more fun than the trickers.
Farmer Dan

Even though the small ones wanted to eat the "body parts" the older ones, particularly the parents, loved touching the brains, heart, guts and eyeballs.
"Ratted Hair"

Even with all the fun and fellowship we had, we were exhausted.  Maybe next year we will forgo the games and just sit and pass out treats.  Maybe!

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Psalm 96:11-12

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