It's October already. The feeling of fall is in the air and wasps buzz around the ripe grapes and plums.
My hope is that you will find something happy, funny or comforting here. Please stay as long as you like and come back often. I'm so glad you came.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Delicious colors...............

Taking pictures yesterday of fruit trees along the road on our walk.  The colors reminded me of fruit and delicious things - butter, peach, persimmon, apricot.  Their days are numbered but they're so lovely right now.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Morning light...................

There's just something magical about it.  When you look outside and it's still partly night but slashes of brand new sunlight cut through.  It's then that I can't resist it and slip outside in my nighty and a sweatshirt to capture just a little bit of the magic.

This morning everything was covered with frost, too, making it even more enchanting.  Wintertime will bring it's own beauty but for now I'll take the autumn morning light.

This day, like so many lately, seems like it has it's share of negativity.  So I treasure scenes like this even more.

Friday, October 3, 2014


The thermometer dipped down to 29 degrees last night, maybe that's why I found this beautiful Green Darner dragonfly in the driveway upside down.

It was so beautiful, the wingspan was as wide as my outstretched fingers and the wings were spun gold.

It seemed lifeless, so I picked it up and put it in the sun on some bricks to warm up.  Then I fussed about it all day.  It seemed to move from where it was. I once read that dragonflies spend more time in water than in the air so I very carefully carried it to the creek.  I stood on the bridge and held it above the water and it fluttered it's wings and as the wind caught it it fluttered and then hit the water and sailed down the creek. With a feeling of loss I walked away not knowing it's fate.  But then what else could I have done?  I didn't want to keep it under glass, I wanted it to return to it's place where it began.



Tuesday, September 30, 2014


There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir, We must rise and follow her; When from every hill of flame, She calls and calls each vagabond by name - William Bliss Carman

I must be a gypsy because October makes me think of scarlet, and garnet and deep purple.  Of nights too early with shadows and noises that didn't seem to be there before.  I like October.

Monday, September 29, 2014

almost over.................

Blooming up until the last minute, these roses have given every inch of themselves.  They've been so beautiful - and they're beautiful even now as they hang drying on the bush. It's been a good summer for them.
 Our neighbor's apples lie on the ground.

Fall colors are heady, the garnets, plums and dusty pinks are spectacular.  Every season has such beauty.  


Friday, September 26, 2014

New day...................

...........It's going to be a great day.  I don't have any reason to think this except that I'm just sure it's going to.  This is such a beautiful time of the year - most of the time it's not too hot,  by evening it's lovely and cool, the leaves float lazily down the creek.  And right now we don't have snow.  AND I'm going to have lunch with a couple dear friends today.  I hope you have a great day, too.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

For Jess.............

.........our daughter in law, Jess, is undergoing a 3 hour surgery today for her foot.  She has been having trouble with it for a long time and has been wearing a boot to help for the last 6 months.  The surgery "might" help her.  She'll not be able to do anything for 8 weeks.  Her and her family could use some prayers today that the surgery is successful and that they can make it through the coming hard times.  Thank you.