This piggy…

(Collapsed. Balloon Classic.  Canton, Ohio.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)

(Poor piggy.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)

This piggy…

(109:  Made it! Photo © 2009 by Robin)

(This pig can fly! Photo © 2009 by Robin)

To be continued…

Farm equipment

(108:  Driving the tractor.  Portage County Fair.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)

We had a lovely visit with our granddaughter and their parents this weekend.  Things were a little up in the air (almost literally) on Friday night.  M had to make a quick trip to Philadelphia on Thursday and Friday.  Storms moved in on Friday afternoon, both here and in Philly, delaying his flight about 3 hours.  Not so bad in the grand scheme of things, but I worried about him arriving here before the next line of storms.  His plane landed just a few minutes before the storms.

We went to the Portage County Randolph Fair yesterday.  It’s become something of a tradition for us.  The Exquisite Emma seems to enjoy it, especially looking at (and in some cases, petting) the animals.  Neither M nor I entered anything this year.  I had given some thought to entering a photo but couldn’t find one that suited me, and there was so much going on this summer that I didn’t really take the time to look.

I think things should settle down for a little while for us.  I want to take a trip east to visit with my parents but I’m not sure when I’ll do that.  Sometime in the next month, I hope.

It’s chilly here in the Bogs.  It’s windy and cloudy, with a distinct, almost sharp, autumnal feel to it.  I almost expect to see the leaves changing color whenever I look out the window.  It feels like endings lately…

County fair fun

(107:  Face painting at the county fair.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)

Pig and friend

(106:  Pig & friend. Balloon Classic, Canton, Ohio.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)

I have a busy weekend ahead.  My granddaughters and their parents are coming for a visit.  We’ll be making our annual visit to the county fair.

I haven’t seen the girls since M the Younger’s wedding.  I’m very much looking forward to spending some time with them.

Waiting for the pig to fly

(105:  It might.* Balloon Classic.  Canton, Ohio.  August 2009)

‘Thinking again?’ the Duchess asked, with another dig of her sharp little chin.
‘I’ve a right to think,’ said Alice sharply, for she was beginning to feel a little worried.
‘Just about as much right,” said the Duchess, ‘as pigs have to fly…’

~ Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

*Follow-up to Will this pig fly? More to come.


(104:  Shopping on Pearl Street. Boulder, Colorado.  August 2009)

Back in the Bogs

(103:  Street performer on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder.)

M and I are home.  It’s been a long day.  We both woke up way too early and decided it was better to get up and get ready to go rather than fall back to sleep and risk waking up too late to catch our flight out of Denver.

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