Thursday, November 5, 2015

October Leaves and Pumpkins

Happy November!  Wow, October felt so busy for me for some reason and it's hard to believe we are getting so close to Christmas already. 
Here's my October wrap up post, and I hope you enjoy. :)



 This year, I decided to try a little seasonal photo shoot with each of the girls and here are a few from Little Button's 3 year old one in the cornstalks here on the farm.  I really like how these came out!  I wish I could show you all of them, but I'm just trying to be more internet-safe with not putting too many direct facial shots of the girls on this blog. ;)





Every morning I put Pumpkin Pie on the school bus at 7:20 and this month it seemed to time perfectly with the sunrise.  This particular morning we stepped outside and saw this gorgeous pink and orange one!  It makes waiting for the bus feel a little more magical. :)
(Although this is no longer the case since we turned the clocks back!)


The cows were still across the street for about the first week in October, but have since been moved to a different field.  We miss them.




I had totally forgotten about this delicious wild pear tree that was ready for picking this month.  The pears were so juicy and crunchy and it was so nice to be able to go outside and pick a few for snacking.


Here's a look at our Halloween/Autumn porch decorations.  The girls were very creeped out by the spiders!  It's hard to see, but the big momma spider is right behind the cornstalk on the left. :)


My sister and cousin both live in the Syracuse/Oneonta area and each fall, my mom, aunt and I head over there for a little day trip.  Usually we go the Fly Creek Cider Mill for some treats and shopping and this year we also headed into the very quaint town of Cooperstown for lunch at this really awesome Mexican restaurant called Cantina de Salsa.  It was so good!










 The day we went was one of the coldest days of the season so far and it was flurrying! 
I am not ready for that. 


The leaves were beautiful and fell with abundance this month. 











I did Pumpkin Pie's 6 year old photo shoot in this leaf pile and they came out great as well!  Very candid, but got some good ones of her having fun. :)



We had our Halloween party on the Saturday before Halloween and this year I dressed up as a Day of the Dead sugar skull character.  (Dia De Los Muertos.)  Basically I waited until the night before the party to go to the Halloween store at the mall to find a costume!  Everything there was super skanky.  This was the best I could do to mix some spookiness in while still being family friendly!
These temporary tattoos took about an hour to remove at the end of the night!  I was just happy then came off, lol.
J was a Wild West Bartender and the girls were Equestria Girls, Apple Jack and Twilight Sparkle.


I will probably be deleting this photo later, lol. 




Right before Halloween, J and I took a 2 night trip to Niantic, CT (right outside of Mystic) and we had such a blast!  I'll do a separate post on that soon.

We returned home on Halloween day and had a great time with the girls at a local Trunk-or-Treat.  Instead of being the Mexican Sugar Skull character, the girls really wanted me to be Rainbow Dash to match their costumes. :)


Overall, October was beautiful on the eyes and very chilly!  It felt sort of crazed and rushed, and I already feel more relaxed going into November.  We'll see what this month brings!
Hope you are all well and enjoying your day. :)
Thanks for reading!
xo Farrah

15 comments:

  1. Your pictures are wonderful Farrah. I'm not a fan of autumn, by far, but those colours are amazing. Your girls are super cute!
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you, Billa! Autumn has never been my favorite season either. I actually get really sad because I love the warmth of summer so much, so it's a good thing it's at least pretty! :) Thanks for the compliment about the girls! xoxo

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  2. Fantastic photos, the girls photo shoots are brilliant, and so are the leaves, they look like confetti rather than leaves, so many colours.
    I wanted to say that I haven't forgotten what I was going to send, I just haven't had time to get to the post office since I got back from the UK....honestly, I'm hopeless. I'm just working on a big commission that hopefully will soon be finished and I'll take the package when I go to the post office with that. Just so as you know I've not forgotten the girls.
    big hugs xxx

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    1. Thank you, Sharon! No worries about the package...I totally know what you mean and it seems like it's a really busy time of year (at least for me!) I hope you had a great holiday in the UK. :)
      Hugs back xoxo

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  3. You take such fabulous photos, Farrah! Those shots of your daughter in the corn field are especially gorgeous, but really they're all great - you have a great eye for photography!

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    1. Thanks so much, jSarie! It's such a fun hobby for me. The photography has definitely improved over the years and I hope to save up for some additional lenses like a macro one and zoom so I can expand and do more wildlife and creative stuff. I really appreciate the feedback! :)

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  4. Beautiful!!! I love all these photos :-). Your Halloween costume was again great, as it was last year! I didn't know temporary tattoos were so difficult to get off, I hope your skin didn't suffer too much. Great post :-) xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Linda! They were much harder to get off than I thought! I couldn't actually find regular baby oil, which is traditionally what you're supposed to use, so I used some sort of vitamin E oil and it took a lot of scrubbing. My face definitely felt like it got a good exfoliation, lol. :) xoxo

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  5. Great photos, but I especially love the one of Little Button "snuggling" with the corn stalk, it is just adorable! Hard to believe October is over already. It sure flew by.

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    1. Thank you, Flo! She was hamming it up pretty good during these photos. :) I know what you mean, October really did fly by. I the winter flies by just as fast, lol. :)

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  6. These photos are great! Spring and fall are my favorite seasons. I am not great in the summer heat, so I don't get outside as much in the summer, but I love the fall and the beauty of the fall colors. The only problem with fall is that you know winter is not far behind! You all look great in your Rainbow Dash costumes. What fun! November is not only the month of Thanksgiving, it is also National Adoption Month. I will be doing a post about that in my blog soon!

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    1. Thank you, Phyllis! I'm looking forward to your upcoming blog post very much! :)

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  7. You know, I love taking fall pictures too. Sometimes it is great to get away from dolly picture taking, lol. I usually post them to my facebook page. Fall is such a beautiful time of year and your pics are so lovely! although Ilove spring and summer, fall is one of the more better seasons as it is not so hot when taking pics and it is one of the more artful seasons.

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    1. I agree! I love taking doll photos, but love taking nature ones just as much. :) Thank you for the compliment! Another nice thing about taking fall photos is no bugs!! :)

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  8. The colors of fall, you captured them beautifully in your gorgeous photos! Thanks for making me smile today.

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