Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Alien Arrival

Yesterday, there was another knock at the door.
I looked down below the doorstep, and there was a tiny green creature.
He reminded me of a lima bean.

 He introduced himself as a "nombie", pronouced "nome-y" like "homey".
He said that he came from the moon with a group of 23 other nombies
looking to explore life on earth.
He had been sent to us in New Mexico.

Yeah, he still looked like a lima bean, so we named him "Bean".
He said he didn't mind what name we used as long as it fit his personality.
On the moon, there is no verbal language.
They transmit their ideas and feelings telepathically,
so there was no Earth translation for the feeling that feels like him.

Bean started telling us how all the nombies were very interested 
in fruits and vegetables on Earth. They are so pretty and so tasty!

 I looked around, and found a tub of Chocolate Therapy;
a flavor by Ben & Jerry's.
He decided that ice cream was pretty darn exciting, too!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

KC's Pedal Car

KC found a pedal car in the attic.
(Okay, technically it was on top of the refrigerator).

He took out the paper towels and wiped the dust off the vehicle. 

He was so excited to take his cleaned-up vehicle outside

where he could drive around 

and around!

What a great Saturday morning in October
to go for a drive!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Harvest Festival

 This weekend is the annual Harvest Festival
at the Albuquerque Rio Grande Botanical Garden.

 It was a beautiful Fall Saturday to visit the Heritage Farm
exhibit and check out the harvest activities.

Heritage Farm is a model of a working 1940's Rio Grande farm.
It has an adobe farm house, a red produce barn,
a livestock barn, and a working farm.

The produce barn is closed most of the year.

But, during the harvest, apples grown on the property
are pressed into cider, which is then sold to patrons.

I was so excited that we got to take home our own
half gallon of very fresh cider.

It was so fresh, that we even got to see some of the trees
in the orchard that grows the apples.
My, these look and smell tasty!

Around the livestock barn, there was a children's craft table, 
barbecued brisket and grilled food for sale for lunch,
and a live band.

I wonder if the cows minded.

The Rio Line train passed by....

..and there were lots of trees with leaves just starting to turn golden.

I think I'm going to like Fall!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Gnome at Home

 Last night, there was a knock on the door, and
a little package was mysteriously left on the doorstep.
Much to our delight, a small gnome boy jumped out of the box
when we opened it.

He inspected the hollow tree stump that had been fashioned for his home.
He loved the checkerboard table best of all!

After Jubilee welcomed him,
the little gnome tried to teach her how to play checkers.

She liked his gnome home best of all,
and was happy that the ceiling of the bottom floor
was high enough for her visit our new resident.

As an after-thought, she remembered to ask him his name.

 "K.C.!!!" he grinned,
happy to be home.