When the road I walk seems all up hill and the colors in my rainbow turn blueDonna Fargo, Funny Face
You kiss the tears away, You smile at me and say ‘Funny face, funny face, I love you!’
October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, the month of ripeness.Henry Ward Beecher
It is the picture-month.
Auntie M shared these pretty ornamental plants from her garden. These fast-growing perennials are called Japanese lanterns, Chinese lanterns, winter cherries, bladder cherries, or strawberry groundcherries.
The large, bright orange pods contain the fruits or seeds. They have a white flowers in July, which turn into green pods in August. By September, the pods transform into orange, which can become very deep over the winter. By Spring, the papery pods will break down, releasing their seeds for the new crop.
They can be invasive because they are very hardy and spread quickly, so while they provide excellent ground cover in a garden and colour in the Fall, they will need a firm hand.
These pods can be dried indoors and will provide colour and texture in arrangements for many months.
I’m so glad we live in a world with Octobers.Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
This week for Cee Neuner’s Fun Foto Challenge, I thought about taking a selfie, since the theme is Curves and Arches, but nobody wants to see that! Instead I stuck to architectural forms because, while they may start to sag in places, they didn’t gain any covid weight. 😉
Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect’s task, therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.Adolf Loos
Since it’s the last Wednesday of the month, Cee Nuener’s Mid-Week Challenge asked for photos related to Spring or Fall, and in an effort to fall in love with Fall as summer wanes, I decided it would be fun to revisit it, from 10 years ago. I was just beginning to learn more about photography than taking family photos. That Thanksgiving weekend, I spent a lovely, sunny afternoon with my Dad and kids.
First we went to the park to see how low the Falls had dropped.
It was so low, we could walk on the riverbed.
Then we went to woods to just wander around.
We stopped by the river north of town and found this fellow enjoying the sunshine too.
That same weekend, I went for a walk down the road with my Mom, to burn off some of that green tomato pie.
Here’s to the twilight, Here’s to the memoriesSwitchfoot, Souvenirs
These are my souvenirs, a mental picture of everything…
Here’s to your bright eyes shining like fireflies
These are my souvenirs, a memory for a lifetime.
His name is Earl.
He decided to hang around poolside when Big Guy and I went for his final swim. After posing for pics, we left him alone for a nap.
About 20 minutes later, I noticed Earl fighting for his life in the water. I grabbed the skimmer, fished him out and put him in the sun to dry off.
I’m not sure, but as we dried off and wished him farewell, I think Earl winked.
“You don’t have to be my friend. I’ll train you.”-Unknown
From sunrise to sunset, my rose of sharon trees are buzzing with activity – honey bees, bumblebees, wasps…and an occasional humming bird. They are all enjoying the glorious sun while it lasts, and preparing for winter’s deep slumber.
Let us not go hurrying about and collecting honey, bee-like buzzing here and there for a knowledge of what is not to be arrived at, but let us open our leaves like a flower, and be passive and receptive, budding patiently under the eye of Apollo, and taking hints from every noble insect that favours us with a visit –John Keats
sap will be given us for meat and dew for drink.
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