Monday, 15 October 2018

Me On A Monday - October 15th


Reading:  a little book, God's Debris: A Thought Experiment, written by Scott Adams of Dilbert fame.  I've said a lot of "What" & "oh" out loud while reading.  It's  got some interesting ideas (?).

Pondering:  our little village has had several very sad losses in a week; a terrible car crash & a suicide.  I did not know the 3 car crash victims but I did know the young man that took his own life.  His twin brother is beyond devastated, his parents in shock.

Visited: I sat on this porch again having several mugs of tea & great conversations.
Post Thanksgiving Grateful:  I was able to stock up on my Gardein  Savory Stuff Turk'y.  These are only available at Thanksgiving & Christmas, each time for about 2 weeks.
Source: Internet

Spending: on a new roof.  I don't like having a bin parked on the driveway for over a week, but a necessary tool of the work.  Hopefully the rain passes us by on Monday so the work can be finished.   Amazed by the detail of the three ladies doing the work.  We found this company of women home renovations business.  They did the repairs & improvements in our garage of which Mr Man was very impressed with.  So far Mr Man is all praise of their roofing skills & work.  Me, I'll be glad to have the banging all done & the bin taken away.


Sad In Comparison:  I was trimming back the gardens when I remembered the SPSH lushness of green from this area - not any more.


"if you feel like you are loosing everything, remember that trees lose their leaves every year & they still stand tall & wait for better days to come."  internet

Friday, 12 October 2018

A New Source Of Looking & Noticing

I did say I would post the link & info for a new style of scavenger photo hunt that I discovered on my blog land wandering - sorry it has taken me a bit to get posted.  I am working on the list & do have plans to link in with her on October 26th.  I hope to see you there.

The blog link in is:  Live Love Craft Me 

I've copied the information for the search from her October 3rd post for October, along with her rules/suggestions:


Print
Leaves
Spot
Boundary
Flame
My Own Choice

photos inspired by a word, words inspired by the photo, it can be a recent image or one from your archive.  It should be fun and don't forget to write a little about your image - then on Friday 26th October we shall reconvene and share our posts - look forward to seeing your stories and pictures then!

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Take Three Thursday - Autumn's Glory

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take 1 - 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in.   What have you noticed this week?  

Please have a wander over to see what these folks have noticed this week:
Maggie: Farmer's Wife Day By Day  Karen: Random Reflections Melissa: Daily Life, Bits & Pieces  

It's been a few days of glorious warmth - unusual temperature highs & humidity for this time of the month/year.  It makes the leaves glow even more & in spite of a very dry August, the trees are putting on some of their most colourful best.

"and the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep, and Autumn was awakened."  Raquel Franco





 
"The Heart of Autumn must have broken here & poured its treasure out upon the leaves."  Charlotte Flake Bates

Friday, 5 October 2018

Five In Five On The 5th - October

Today I am joining in with Sandie's monthly meme of taking five photos in five minutes on the 5th of the month.  You can go here to link in & to see what others have shared.  Sandie at Itchifingers

My 5 today are some of the fungi about ... I am keenly aware of fungi especially since I was told fungus prone foods  are a major cause of my digestive woes. 

While they cause me harm, I still find them a fascinating creation, much in the same way weeds are pretty just not in my garden, or in my case maybe tasty but not in my digestive tract.






"out of damp & gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus, one morning they are there, we know not how & they gaze upon us, morose & gray.  Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him" ... Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Take Three Thursday - Kinder Celebrations

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take 1 - 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in.   What have you noticed this week?  

Please have a wander over to see what these folks have noticed this week:

Maggie: Farmer's Wife Day By Day 
Karen: Random Reflections
Melissa: Daily Life, Bits & Pieces 

About the neighbourhood there are some that decorate for the harvest or Thanksgiving, of which I am like minded.  I am not one for the Halloween scare decorations that seem to be getting worse & worse for the gorge factor.

I'm sticking with kinder gentler season finds; 
I think one of my favourites
 



"October gave a party; the leaves by hundreds came, the chestnuts, oaks & maples, and leaves of every name.  The sunshine spread a carpet, and everything was grand.  Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band."   source unknown




Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Monthly Searches - September

In my wander about blog land I found a site that hosts a monthly photo hunt list.  I missed the time frame to link in for September, but I think I will definitely give October a try.  As of this moment the October list had not been posted, once it is I'll share here along with the link.  From what I've read, the idea is you post a photo to match the list & write what the photo means to you & why you decided to use that photo.  I did not see any indication that the photo has to be a current photo.  

This would have been my September contribution:  Brightly Coloured; Upside Down; Ink; Pattern; Bag; Your Choice

Brightly Coloured:  this is a pot of pink Inpatients with yellow & pink Begonias sitting just off the patio.  Of all the pots this year, this is the one that seem to flourish the best.  I know I have maybe 1-2 weeks left to enjoy as the frosty nights & days are well on their way.


 This photo was taken on a warm summer's day at a park that was once kept in pristine condition, now it is over run, over grown & everything is rundown.  There was a stone bridge that brides once insisted on their wedding party have their photo taken on - now there's only rumble left.



With my new found interest in stamping, getting these ink pads at 50% off makes it a more economical adventure.  I still fear the commitment stamping requires, but with practise I'll get there.


These patterns of chain link fence on a board fence was too much not to take notice of.  I think these home owners are giving a very clear message of keep out, keep off.



This bag (purse) was a gift & is actually made from a horse feed bag - a perfect gift of reuse, reduce; it's bag of bag.


My choice is always to sit on the our patio; first tea in the morning, last tea of the evening, it's my place of refuge, my place of solitude & comfort.  Always my choice to be.