The most curious thing has been happening in front of my sister's house....
These large vines with squash-like leaves have been growing all summer and we have wondered what in the world it was. What could be growing astoundingly fast with no human care...
no seeds ever planted, no watering, no fertilizing....
... then one day, peaking out from underneath the sprawling leaves were pumpkins!
The mystery of course was that she has never planted pumpkins - NEVER!
So what triggered the growth of these beauties?
Well last year after Halloween she threw her dying shriveling jack-o-lantern over the side of her porch.
Apparently, that one little pumpkin from last Halloween has produced an amazing little pumpkin patch that has tended itself and is now producing rapidly growing green orbs!
It's a wonderful reminder of just how amazing Mother Nature is when we stay out of her business, leave her alone and allow her to do her own thing.
I think I'm more excited about these cute little guys than my sister. I am hoping enough of them make it to maturity that I can swipe a couple to decorate with Felicity.
While we wait, we've been finding plenty of things to keep us busy!
I spent half a day doing something I despise... Dusting! I went through the whole house and dusted every square inch: baseboards, shelves, electronics - everything. I was quite proud when I was done.
I finally took down the little canopy tent I had constructed for Felicity's little Mad Tea Party
and organized all her clothes, getting ready for Fall and Winter.
Oh, and I got to babysit my sister's new puppy!
Her name is Lilly and she's a Chiweannie (no clue if I spelled that right or not).
(Photo by Lil Bit of Photography in Lenapah, Oklahoma)
I never get tired of seeing pictures of little cuties wearing things I've made.
I couldn't really get a great pic because it was too windy and it made her hair wild, but this one was okay. She had fun picking flowers (weeds) and bringing them all back home.
Anyway, I need to go get to work. So many fun Fall shows coming up including "An Affair of the Heart" in Tulsa, OK and I'm no where near prepared at this point.