Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fall Stuff

Okay all I backed off the Halloween decorations and put up some Fall decor. :) Not wanting to hurry anyone to one of my favorite holidays, I put these up today.

And then decided to finally do a chore that I have been putting off for so long. These poor pitiful plants needed some serious re-potting. I took one of the plants out of its previous small pot and I thought a creature from another planet popped out! The roots were SO entangled and wrapped around the bottom of the pot it seriously scared me. One of those, la la la la la moments and then AAAAAAHHHHHHH! But now the monster has room to grow. ;)

One last exciting thing to tell. Yesterday's trail ride was so much fun. It was a first for me and Ari. We cantered! I had never cantered with Ari before and I wondered for so long what it would be like. Last weekend we did more trotting and Debbie cantered Magic. So, this weekend it was time for me and Ari to try. It was such a high! He loved it and I could tell he didn't want to stop. Neither did I. Unfortunately, we came upon a few horses coming the other direction so we had to stop all the fun, mainly for common courtesy and etiquette on the trails. Next time I may just let him loose a little more and take him just a little faster. *sigh* :) This was cute too. As we stopped with the horses and ate our lunch, Ari came up to me and put his nose....against my cheek. Oh my gosh, what a moment. He wouldn't move it. It was almost as if he was saying he loved riding with me. Debbie looked at us and said..."If I didn't know any better, I think Ari loves you more than me!". Lol! I told her we can call me the God Mother to Ari and Magic. She liked that. :)
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


Judith said...

whew! I feel better now that you plants are better. giggle

Lisa said...

awwww that is such a sweet Ari story. :) love your decorations. I put some out today, too.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh just sounds like so much fun, good on you.

Anya said...

I love plants & your decorations
great post !!!!!!
You told a very FUNNY story .... LOL

hugs to all
Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

Tracey said...

Sounds like you had a great time and you and Ari are really building a relationship. Love your pumpkins and your fall decorations.. Have a great week and the weekend will be back here in no time!

Marie Antionette said...

Love the white pumpkin.What beautiful decor.I'm so glad you repotted that one plant.LOL... It did look sad...XXOO Marie Antionette

Just Between Us Girls said...

I love the white pumpkin or gourd with the black cat. Perfect.
Have a grand Halloween. You are most enthusiastic about this holiday.
Me tooooo.
With all good wishes,

The Blog Mistress~~Tammy said...

Love your ghost white pumpkin with the black kitty!☺

Maggi said...

Awww, what a sweet story about Ari! Love your Fall decorations, I need to get mine out!

Randi Troxell said...

all of it is so pretty!

fairmaiden said...

Those moments with animals are incredible. I always know it is God revealing once again how very much He loves us all.

So what is cantering? Sounds enchanting. I think you are living every girls dream...I know you are mine...I always wanted a horse.

Kathleen said...

I was 10 when my parents gave me horse back riding lessons, for getting an "A" in science. I clearly remember my first cantor as well.....on my horse named Black Jack. I loved it. I am so glad you are doing something you love so much. We should all do that for ourselves. Hugs, Kathleen

Sophie said...

I love your decorations!!

Here in Belgium, we don't celebrate Halloween. I think that it is a pity!

Zaroga said...

Thank you for slowing down on your posting :-D I was gone for a week and your blog is one of the first I caught up on. I'm glad Emma is doing better. I have asthma too and I tend to cough instead of wheeze with it. That Marlboro man.. ;-) What a beautiful horse. I've never ridden a horse... only lead a pony around one time. When in Jr. High I read every horse and dog book I could find... and deer book :-) My door is decorated and that will probably be all the fall decor... unless I decorate my blog :-)

Heather said...

awww he luvs you :)
how sweet! more cute decorations!

allhorsestuff said...

Cantering is a lot of fun for both equine and human!Congrats!
When ever I canter my mare she highblows..she loves it..and my PBO is usually behind giggling away!

Thanks for the call and the sweet words to me at my place...can't wait to meet ya! I loe your hair...just visited your other blog for a first time...eeery over there!
HEADS UP- just heard news on the classical station I am listening to...down to the 30's this wkend...crap...from 90 degrees to 30 in 5 days flat!

Patti said...

That is so sweet about Ari...I love the animal human bond! That is just so cool~ Happy Fall!!! Oct 1st- Halloween Decoration Day in my world! Have a wonderful week~

Laurie said...

Love that white pumpkin with the black cat!
I don't enjoy repotting plants either. I have a pink geranium that I have had to repot several times this year ~ it's huge!