Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fall Begins.

So, can you guess what we did this weekend? I'll give you a hint, it has everything to do with pumpkins.

Goodness we love pumpkins. And in Maine, you generally "pick your own". We went to this big 'ole farm in Corinth, called Thomas Vegetable Farm. At 15cents a pound, I am not sure I will be going back though. It is a reasonable price to be sure, but there is another great place - Rocky Ridge Farm - also in Corinth - that only charges $1 per pumpkin no matter the size! (For you Mainers, their # is 207-285-7764 and they are really great folks).

Fall has begun. The oranges, reds and yellows of the season are showing up everywhere. And I am excited to use my new camera to capture as much of it as I can. I treated the above photos in picnik with two of my favorite filters. I am quite partial to giving everything a 60's/70's feel (one of the filters that picnik offers). There is so much to learn about photography and about post treatment of digital photos. Sometimes I am so overwhelmed ... but I do love photography enough to give it my all.

Fall also seems to be a time for saying "goodbye". So many loved ones in my life have passed away in this season. And this fall is no exception. Today we are saying goodbye to our dog Jenny. Likely the most loyal doggy friend that I will ever meet. Back in 1997, I purchased her from the local humane society to join us in the move to our first home. We bought a house out in the country, and I wanted a country-type dog to join us. She was perfect. She loved walking with us through the fields and the country roads. She loved chasing some critters and protecting others. She never left our sides for anything and slept in our bed at night. We loved her and she loved us. And saying goodbye really sucks. But it is time. Though she can still wag her tail and go for walks ... she is clearly in pain ... and I do not want to prolong it just so that I can have a few more weeks with her. I rather see her pass from this world still able to "smile". But I will miss her greatly. Goodbye my loyal friend. I will surely see you again. Until then ... I hope you are playing fetch in heaven with Colby, Sarah, Heidi and the rest of our beloved crew.



Alison said...

Nice photos and what a cute kid! I like the background and style of your blog too :-)

Jodi Renshaw said...

Thank you Alison :) I appreciate all feedback.

Artful Spirit said...

Lovely photos Jodi! I gotta get some pumpkins! Those are huge! I am so sorry to hear about your dog. I too have had to say goodbye to my share of furry friends. It is never easy. My best to you and your family.


Perla said...

wow. those photos are so gorgeous!!! things are just barely starting to turn here. so pretty. you've captured fall so beautifully here. i'm so sorry to hear about jenny.

Paula said...

So sorry to hear about your Jenny. It's so very hard to lose our pets. Hope your all doing well...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures here. Fall is my favorite time of year and you captured the colors and feeling so well! What a fun day.

Jodi Renshaw said...

Thank you friends. I will miss my Jenny.

And thanks for the compliments re: my photography. I need all the positive feedback I can get as I feel so inadequate with my new camera sometimes. So, thank you, thank you.