Fall In the Sticks

We took a short trip to the inlaw’s, leaving after work on Friday evening and returning this afternoon. We have the day off tomorrow to relax, so it was a good opportunity to put some miles on the new ride, get out of town for a bit, and have some grandparents to take care of our kid for 48 hours. This post has a bunch of pictures, so I’ll split them up with minimal commentary (since I’ve spent so much time uploading and editing them that I just want to get this over with!).

We’ll start with the boy, who thoroughly enjoyed the company of his grandparents, and their fish.







Around the farm, things are in full fall mode. The money-making crops (rice and watermelon) are done, and now the focus seems to be on wrapping up the personal ย garden and getting ready for winter.



Not sure what these flowers are, but I dig them. Looks like a brain to me.


Despite the subtle feeling that everything is starting to die, there are still plenty of plants that are just coming into their own.





This morning we woke up to thick fog.



The fog eventually burned off, and I jumped into the car to cruise up my favorite road to nowhere. The fog was gone, but the sun was still low enough in the sky to create all sorts of cool light.






The next time we’re here, it’ll be covered in snow.

I probably have other stuff to say, but after spending far too long putting this post together, it’ll have to wait. Anyways, I have to get up at 5 o’clock tomorrow to watch the Pats whoop up on the Jets (hopefully).

Enjoy the three-day weekend those of you in American and Japan. Good night.


17 thoughts on “Fall In the Sticks

  1. So “Tito” Francona took the Fall for Boston’s collapse ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I think Theo Epstien is gone too.

    And..My Philly Eagles are the surprise laughing stock of the NFL.

    At least the weather is getting cooler…

  2. awww, grandpa looks kinda.. oldskool tough cookie! Beautiful landscapes; as a former Kyushu boy, I miss the nature. And the peppers… hmmm, I’ve got a lot of herbs here in my garden, all planted before Fukushima… don’t really know if I should harvest this year or not.

  3. Fantabulous pics Casey. Awesome is such an over used word so I don’t use it. ๐Ÿ™‚ The “Boy” as yu call him is growing fast! Jeff

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