I was just not feeling the hunt this week and had settled it with myself that it was okay to just take a little break. It's been such an emotional week at home and abroad and I was finding it hard to focus on the prompts. Then I visited Ramblings and Photos just to enjoy what others had posted and wouldn't you know, you all inspired me to get it together. Kathy who blogs at You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, was struggling to put the hunt together this week too, but her words were what finally persuaded me to get back on board. (Love her work and her sense of humour.)
So, here's what I've got . . .
Though nothing even remotely comparable to what the east coast of the US experienced this past week, the weather here was a little on the wild side with high winds and rain, rain and more rain. These lovely bright leaves were no match for the gusty winds and were cast to the ground in random splotches of red.
A short reprieve from the incessant rain was a welcome sight and produced a glorious going down of the sun and a rainbow just minutes after I took this shot. I was in the car so didn't catch the rainbow with the camera.
She looks sooo innocent, doesn't she? Don't be fooled. Shortly after this photo was taken, Gracie rode shotgun while her partner in crime, Zack, dove into the bag where a skein of wool was resting while Alison worked on her knitting loom. With a mouthful of wool, he high-tailed it across the main floor, up the staircase, down the hall and into the back bedroom. I heard the outbreak of laughter from my suite and went to investigate. I followed the line of soft orange yarn from the den, through the kitchen, over to the staircase, up the stairs, down the hall and into the back room where I found the miscreant kittens feigning ignorance of the crime. Such grand adventures they have, these little fur-babies.
The freshly fallen leaves are more vibrant than those that have been down a while longer.
And now for a little archived humour . . . the classic "Pee-Pee Dance".
Taken at the Pacific National Exhibition in August. The line-ups for the washrooms were quite long at times.