Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Some Firsts

I've been behind on the blogging lately -- both reading and writing, because I have been sick with bronchitis AGAIN! I get this bout 2 or 3 times a year sometimes 4) and this has been going on for about 20 years.....anyway, I am off track. This is "horse talk" not "complain about your health like an old woman talk."

For a long tme now, John and I have talked about having our riding friends over for a day of riding, then a cookout/party. We finally planned it for the last weekend of October this year, when the leaves on the Northwest Indiana trees were in full color, and hopefully the weather would be dry.

So we invited all of our riding friends, and as luck would have it, it was a beautiful day -- dry and warm for this time of year, but not too warm.

Though we only had 6 riders and 9 for the after-ride meal and party, it was a really fun day. Everyone pitched in with food, and it was all I suppose we could call this the 1st Annual Otis Trail Ride.

We hope to make this an annual event, and have even more riders.

The first Friday of November, we had our first snow!! This is our deck with the patio furniture still in place, and our Halloween pumpkin on one of the chairs!

I planted this tree when we first bought our property out here in Otis about 20 years ago. It was just a stick. It is so beautiful in the snow.

Our barn looks nice in the snow....

This is my attempt at being artistic with the camera. The yellow and green leaves looked so unbelievable with snow clinging to them. This photo does not do it justice.

Two days later the snow was all melted, and since then we have had really warm days for this time of year in Northwest Indiana. But this is a sign of things to come, and since I really enjoy winter riding, I look forward to it.

Hope you are enjoying Fall in your neck of the woods!

1 comment:

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hello, I was at a reining show in Ohio when we got the snow so missed it. Must say, I was glad...not ready for it. Great pics! Bronchitis is really common these days, it seems more people I have talked to have gotten it. I've had pneumonia and still have the cough, caught another cold because I went on antibiotics I felt so my immune system is low I think. This nagging cough gives me a headache from coughing so hard! Have a great day!