Beau October 30th, 2010
The days come and go… I seem to remember one of my grandmothers, while visiting her in a nursing home more than a decade ago. She kept repeating, “Time and tide waits for no man…”
And she would smile when I asked how she was. “About as fine as could be I suppose… Time and tide waits for no man…” and she would laugh a little. She was 99 years old, and passed away a few months later. She had a remarkable memory for verse, poem and song. One of these days I’ll share some of them.
We decorated around the house the other night… it was fun. Putting up spider webs and lights. I don’t remember such festivities for Halloween while growing up, but that’s okay.
It was also the first “freeze” of the fall season the other night. I went around getting the house and a few other things ready this week, and then picking green tomatoes and bell peppers… sad to see the garden fade away, and there’s even some lettuce and beans still growing. The chickens are having a great time pecking through the litter- they’ll be great to keep the garden area mulched. A few of the plants were hit pretty hard by the frost.
Everything changes… but it looks like the week ahead will be nice still, so we’ve had a gentle transition to colder weather this year.
It’s fun to wander around to see how different the landscape looks. The leaf colors have given way to browns and yellows. A lot of leaves on the ground, but the majority are hanging on. The boy loves to play and the dog is more than willing to accomodate his spirit…
I’m still working on a few things at home that have focused my attention elsewhere this year. I just haven’t had time to get around and visit, or even get outside as much as I would like. That will change too eventually! I hope you are all doing well. Enjoy the season and have a Happy Halloween…
And late entry, isn’t this great!? I strung one of the webs where he wanted it in front of his room. The spider theme was his own idea… makes for an interesting hallway at night! :)