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On 10/4/2019 at 7:02 AM, TaleSpinner said:

October 5-6 (Weekend Quest): Get out and enjoy Fall, take a picture of Fall prettiness and show us.

 

On 10/4/2019 at 8:50 AM, Guindyloo said:

I don't know that I'm going to be able to capture any "Fall prettiness".....but I'll do my best, just for you, Andy.

 

 

Please enjoy this Fall prettiness.

 

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On 10/4/2019 at 9:02 AM, TaleSpinner said:

October 5-6 (Weekend Quest): Get out and enjoy Fall, take a picture of Fall prettiness and show us.

 

I enjoyed having an excuse to look for things to take pics of.

Like sunny morning rain:
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A giant mushroom (or very small alien landing craft):

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The trees across the road from our place are starting to change:

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And some of our apple trees had a pretty good crop of apples this year:

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Thanks. I enjoyed the excuse to look around our place.  We sell it in a month and move to a subdivision.  I will miss being out in such a rural setting, but won't miss the 4 hours of mowing, or the hour plus of snow blowing, or the crappy internet (pay extra to get up to 10mbs)....or the unemployment.....
Still, a very pretty property.  I hope the new owners enjoy it.

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On 10/4/2019 at 8:02 AM, TaleSpinner said:

October 5-6 (Weekend Quest): Get out and enjoy Fall, take a picture of Fall prettiness and show us.

This is what fall looks like right now from the edge of my deck looking into the manicured neglect:

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That's a wax mallow right in front.  It's on the side of the deck.

 

The plants in pots on the deck are our winnings from the J. C. Raulston Arboretum plant giveaway.  There's a beautyberry, a coralberry, a dianthus, a few salvias, and more in there.  Most of them should get planted next weekend.

 

Most of the leaves on the deck are from the river birch shown on the right.  The strap on the birch is for a hammock that we don't use very often.

 

I took this picture at my in-law's front yard earlier today:

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3 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

 

I enjoyed having an excuse to look for things to take pics of.

Like sunny morning rain:
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A giant mushroom (or very small alien landing craft):

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The trees across the road from our place are starting to change:

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And some of our apple trees had a pretty good crop of apples this year:

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Thanks. I enjoyed the excuse to look around our place.  We sell it in a month and move to a subdivision.  I will miss being out in such a rural setting, but won't miss the 4 hours of mowing, or the hour plus of snow blowing, or the crappy internet (pay extra to get up to 10mbs)....or the unemployment.....
Still, a very pretty property.  I hope the new owners enjoy it.

Not sure if it's on your end or mine, but I can't see any of the pics.

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October 7: What sorts of pests invade your home, and how do you deal with them?

 

(For the record, teenagers and other human larval forms do not count as pests.)

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9 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 7: What sorts of pests invade your home, and how do you deal with them?

I want to say with fire, but I'll instead go with chemical bombardment, done by "professionals" that the property management company brings in.  Quotes used because they sure enjoy dragging their feet and making your life miserable for 3+ months to take care of a problem, and they always bring in the cheapest quote company, which typically means a few more treatments to get everything.

 

9 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

(For the record, teenagers and other human larval forms do not count as pests.)

Do parents count? :P  If so, I deal with mom's complaining by telling her unless she also has a solution to go with that complaint...  Aka she's usually dealt with more or less efficiently by having her do dishes, and dad by... Well, trying to get him to get all the info he needs the first time so it isn't four trips to Home Depot to replace three faucets...  Oh, wait..  That was a description of their last visit.

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This is what fall looks like around here.

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Pumpkin spice everything

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My bride trying to beat Lucy away from something gross with a stick while Alice rolls around not caring.

 

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Ignoring the spirits of the damned.

 

9 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 7: What sorts of pests invade your home, and how do you deal with them?

 

(For the record, teenagers and other human larval forms do not count as pests.)

We have a mouse. We're putting everything in plastic containers to discourage it from hanging around.

 

(Lies!! They totally count!)

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23 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 7: What sorts of pests invade your home, and how do you deal with them?

 

(For the record, teenagers and other human larval forms do not count as pests.)

 

We've had a variety of critters that have decided that the indoor life was for them. Thankfully no poisonous snakes or scorpions, but I have evicted (capture & released in the backyard) a couple of tarantulas & one skinny little snake. The really big wolf spiders & the odd roach are dealt with harshly. A raccoon was persuaded to leave. AND the Invisible Lizards are given the run of the house...they think we can't see them & we pretend that they are invisible.

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30 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 7: What sorts of pests invade your home, and how do you deal with them?

 

(For the record, teenagers and other human larval forms do not count as pests.)

The apartment, the worst thing I've had was a couple of bumblebees (they had a nest in a hole in the siding) that found their way in over a few weeks. For them I found bludgeoning damage worked best.  They are too small for someone with my dex to accurately apply slashing or piercing damage.

At the house we get the occasional mouse.  They apparently have very low perception checks and tend to fail their will save vs peanut butter, leading to multiple trap related fatalities.  

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49 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 7: What sorts of pests invade your home, and how do you deal with them?

 

(For the record, teenagers and other human larval forms do not count as pests.)

 

The earwigs, small beetles and things just get left to their own devices. Any spiders that are large enough to freak my housemate out, I scoop up with a glass and drop them outside.

There were a couple of big mouse outbreaks a number of years ago, that I tried to deal with using humane traps (and when it got really bad poison), neither method worked particularly well, but both times sorted themselves out and there's been no mice since.

The weirdest one was a slug in my bedroom, for weeks I'd find slime trails over everything but not what made them, then I stood on it getting out of bed during the night. 

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1 hour ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 7: What sorts of pests invade your home, and how do you deal with them?

 

(For the record, teenagers and other human larval forms do not count as pests.)

 

In town not much. The odd fly or mosquito. The wife is ever vigilant and obsessed with keeping them out. At the farm I'm fighting a losing battle against mice and in the fall we have swarms of maple bugs that get everywhere. The mice I'm fighting with traps, poison and aromatherapy. The various bugs I mostly ignore because they aren't harmful to my stuff.

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2 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 7: What sorts of pests invade your home, and how do you deal with them?

 

(For the record, teenagers and other human larval forms do not count as pests.)

Silverfish (borax) and Spiders (catch and release).

 

I even catch and release the Widows, which makes my husband shudder. I have a My Critter Catcher (TM)  I use though. The bristles trap the spiders without squishing, and without my getting anything bite-able nearby. Black widows are native to the area, but the brown widow naturalized decades ago and seems to be more common in my neighborhood. And no, I'm not mis-identifying a huntsman or wolf spider. I'm allergic to wolf spider venom and worry more about those than the widows.

 

 

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2 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 7: What sorts of pests invade your home, and how do you deal with them?

 

(For the record, teenagers and other human larval forms do not count as pests.)

Our biggest problem the last couple weeks has been spiders. They are dealt with ruthlessly. Size 13 houseshoes do a fine job.

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