Fall Begins.

So, can you guess what we did this weekend? I’ll give you a hint, it has everything to do with pumpkins.

Goodness we love pumpkins. And in Maine, you generally “pick your own“. We went to this big ‘ole farm in Corinth, called Thomas Vegetable Farm. At 15cents a pound, I am not sure I will be going back though. It is a reasonable price to be sure, but there is another great place – Rocky Ridge Farm – also in Corinth – that only charges $1 per pumpkin no matter the size! (For you Mainers, their # is 207-285-7764 and they are really great folks).

Fall has begun. The oranges, reds and yellows of the season are showing up everywhere. And I am excited to use my new camera to capture as much of it as I can. I treated the above photos in picnik with two of my favorite filters. I am quite partial to giving everything a 60’s/70’s feel (one of the filters that picnik offers). There is so much to learn about photography and about post treatment of digital photos. Sometimes I am so overwhelmed … but I do love photography enough to give it my all.

Fall also seems to be a time for saying “goodbye”. So many loved ones in my life have passed away in this season. And this fall is no exception. Today we are saying goodbye to our dog Jenny. Likely the most loyal doggy friend that I will ever meet. Back in 1997, I purchased her from the local humane society to join us in the move to our first home. We bought a house out in the country, and I wanted a country-type dog to join us. She was perfect. She loved walking with us through the fields and the country roads. She loved chasing some critters and protecting others. She never left our sides for anything and slept in our bed at night. We loved her and she loved us. And saying goodbye really sucks. But it is time. Though she can still wag her tail and go for walks … she is clearly in pain … and I do not want to prolong it just so that I can have a few more weeks with her. I rather see her pass from this world still able to “smile”. But I will miss her greatly. Goodbye my loyal friend. I will surely see you again. Until then … I hope you are playing fetch in heaven with Colby, Sarah, Heidi and the rest of our beloved crew.


Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.