Saturday, September 25, 2010

September 25th, 2010

Mom checked our blogger dashboard yesterday and discovered that we had not posted since the 11th! Egads! It’s mostly because Mom hasn’t really felt like posting—work has been giving her grief, so we sit on the couch and read when she is home. No photography trips outside. If it gets a bit more sunny outside today, we will post some pictures.

But for right now, Mom thought we would post a pretty fall-in-Wisconsin picture.

tn_2010-09-22 Fall in Greenville (5) WM

The leaves are turning pretty colors now. Our front yard is mostly apple trees. Apple tree leaves don’t really turn colors—well, I guess they do turn a color—but it’s brown instead of this pretty yellow!

tn_2010-09-22 Fall in Greenville (22) WM

These leaves come from this tree. It is a silver maple. (Acer saccharinum) Mom says that it is native to the eastern United States and Canada. We have three big silver maples on our property. They are over 100 years old. The gentleman who used to live in this house moved down the road when it got too much for him to handle by himself. He said that his parents planted the trees before he was born!

Now I am going to try to convince Mom to go outside and take some pictures! Wish me the best of luck!

Marlowe II

Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11th, 2010

The most exciting thing to happen around here in the past few days was that Mom took a bunch of us outside on the porch for to take photographs. Mom has revived her Flickr account to post pictures to various teddy bear and doll groups that she had been previously merely browsing. Some of the people who post on the travel and companion doll lists that she lurks on post such lovely pictures. Some of the pictures that she takes of us are very lovely too!

One of the reasons that Mom wanted to take photos was that we have a new friend. It’s been a while since I’ve introduced anyone here.

tn_2010-09-09 Marjorie the SmallFry BAB_edited-1

This is Majorie, a Read Teddy Small-Fry from Build-a-Bear. Mom has been seeing advertisements for them online for a while, but this is the first time that she got to go to the store and buy one. Marjorie came home with us because most of the clothes that they had were for girl bears. But the two outfits for boy bears came home with us too—because Mom thought that Caleb might be the right size.

tn_2010-09-09 Caleb in SmallFry Clothes_edited-1And it turned that Mom was right, but just barely. These clothes were VERY tight on Caleb. Technically, I have the exact same sweatshirt, but in big Build-a-Bear size, so we’re going to be twins! Mom says that it is impressive on how the large head made Marjorie seem to be a lot bigger then Caleb. It doesn’t matter though—everyone is happy!

And because the doll photography is the reason that Mom started to go back to Flickr and look, Tilia and Lindera came outside to get their photos taken. Mom had found these two fancy dresses in a grab bag at a thrift store and wanted to make sure they would fit before she started repairing them.

tn_2010-09-09 Lindera and Tilia_edited-1Sigh, I think we’ve talked enough about clothes! (I write this to make Mom happy—she spends a lot of time making sure that we look nice for the photo session!) Fall is beginning where we live. Some of the trees are beginning to turn colors. In the front yard, we have about a dozen or so apple trees. The apples, which don’t get treated with anything to get rid of the bugs, are ripe now.

tn_2010-09-09 Apple Tree (6)_edited-1Are there any signs of your changing seasons? I’m sure Mom will take plenty of pictures of the changing fall leaves once they start in earnest!

Marlowe II

Monday, September 06, 2010

September 6th, 2010

Mom and I went onto the BearPlace website and discovered that we did not share the newest picture she took. If we didn’t share it there, we certainly didn’t share it here!

tn_2010-09-01 Marlowe (2)_edited-1 This is the postcard that Berrie and Feddie sent to me from CHINA! Isn’t that cool! Mom showed me where China is on the map! She was also reading a book about a guy who traveled through China, so we’ve been extra interested in it! Thank you so very much!

tn_2010-09-01 Marlowe_edited-1

My other great find is a bear sized camping backpack. Mom found it at Goodwill! Now I can keep all sorts of things in here. I own a few other backpacks, but they are kind of small. I think Caleb will fit in here! Or maybe a book? Hm.

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And to end this post with something pretty, this is a photo of one of Mom’s teddy bear sunflowers. Mom planted all sorts of pretty and different sunflowers this year, and this is the only teddy bear sunflower to make it to full grown. Our growing season is getting near the end, but we have already made plans for next year’s sunflower crop. We’re going to try to protect the sunflower seedlings from the birds, bugs, and other assorted things that would eat them.

I hope I have more to report next time. Mom has two days off in a row coming up, and I hope I can convince her to take me outside for a while! Hope you are all having a great day!

Marlowe II