Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Only in Bucks: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving came and went without me really thinking through what I'm grateful for.
I also feel really bad that I haven't been blogging much lately, and I hate that my recent photos are mainly iPhoneography.
I never thought it would come to this!  Not just for my "audience" but for me.
There is definitely something cathartic about getting my thoughts together and my images out into cyberspace. Writing comes easy for me, and I love going on a photo shoot. It just takes me so long to sort through my images and lay out my blog... that I wind up not posting anything at all :(

The solution: Shorter posts with less photos. I'll start right now:
I am thankful for all the beautiful land and open space in Bucks County!

Thorpe Farm
                                                                     Wycombe, PA



                                                                                                                             Core Creek Park

"And the beautiful open spaces, the forests of Pennsylvania, the recreational uses that come from having these green open spaces and forests ... they contribute dramatically to the level of tourism...
-Governer Ed Rendell
Neshaminy Creek 
 IN the Neshaminy Creek

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Only in Bucks County: "They Canceled Halloween?"

They canceled Halloween?
These words ring like a bad April Fools joke to kids all around Newtown, Pennsylvania.

They canceled Halloween?
As a kid who was given a ton of freedom (and also one who was not growing up in a Communist country) I never thought that this was even possible.

Really they only postponed Halloween for a week. And intellectually I know that it was dark and cold and very unsafe on the 31st, but for the past week my inner child has been screaming, "They canceled Halloween??!!!!"

I mean, last year it snowed!

And with another storm expected, we just may not get a Halloween this year!

So here are some pictures of us celebrating Halloween around our house from years past.

 Candy for the kids:


Red Sangria for the rest of us.
                                                                   Or White Sangria if you prefer!

                                                   Aww!! Michelle at age 11.

                                                Michelle at 15.

         Our very welcoming house.


                                                            Actually, it's me below.

                                    Sloane and Rachel
Candy Necklaces
 Sugar Cookies
  Spider Rings!
Cody masquerading as a non-lazy dog.
Sloane and her friends.

                     (Mischevious) Miss Chevious.
 Hand dipped Caramel Apples.


                                  - AND THIS FOLKS, IS MY FAVORITE PHOTO EVER-

    Along with my best carved pumpkin ever!
Apparently, Elizabeth feels the same way I do about Halloween being canceled in her video

Q: Why was the Mummy so tense?
A: He was all wound up!