Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Part 2 Our Fall House

 Here is part two of our fall decorations.




On the front door.


I've had these boxes for years. They were $1.00 each at Dollar Tree.



The coffee corner


“Autumn breathes in golden sunshine and breathes out a frosty chill.”

~Terri Guillemets












Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Our Fall House

 Time for my annual post of the fall decorations I have put out. I have so much that I will post the rest on my next post!





This is a tiny little horn of plenty that I filled with floral picks.


I made this little arrangement by putting mini pinecones in the bottom of the vase.

Found this squirrel candy dish cheap at T.J. Maxx, and just could not resist.

“If you stand still outside you can hear it... Winter's footsteps, the sound of falling leaves.”

Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka, and Toshihiro Kawabata









Monday, September 28, 2020

LOVE

 We drove past this LOVE sign today, big and bold in the sun. A nice surprise.


"Virginia Is For Lovers" is kind of our state motto. There are lots of different love signs that get moved around. You never know when you might pass one.


So of course we had to play with it, and we both posed. The wind was blowing my hair everywhere!


“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.”

John 13






Sunday, September 27, 2020

Bobbleheads

 Did you know there is a Bobblehead Museum & Hall Of Fame? And they are now selling bobbleheads of Dr. Anthony Fauci, in two different poses. They are unable to keep them in stock because they sell out so fast!


There is also a bobblehead of Dr. Birx. Although it is not as popular.


And also Megan & Harry, the royal couple.


Make of it what you will.

Chinese nodding-head figures are documented in England and Continental Europe as early as the 1760's and 1770's.


Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sunday Sunset

 I cannot remember when I snapped this unusual sunset, but it sure was one of a kind! In order.




“The sky, a perfect empty canvas, offers clouds nonetheless.  They shift and drift and beg interpretation... such is the nature of art.” 

 ~Jeb Dickerson






Friday, September 25, 2020

Our Sunflowers

 Our granddaughter's mom took them to a sunflower field this week, and took these pictures.





The sunflowers around here have gone from this...

To this...


Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do.”

Helen Keller





Thursday, September 24, 2020

Local Musician

 This is the house about two houses down from us. 


Here is their front yard



And here is their resident guitar player.


Q. What is the difference between a rock guitarist, and a jazz guitarist?


A. One plays three chords in front of thousands of people, the other plays thousands of chords in front of three people.

 






Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Big Cat

We drove past The Big Cat's house, and he is now all dressed up for fall. He has brought along some fall things with him, and he is rocking fall in a safe way! 





“In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.”

~Dereke Bruce






Monday, September 21, 2020

The Crescent

 Last night we went back up on the hill, but no hawk. My blog friend Anni, who is an excellent birder, identified it as a Cooper's Hawk. And I agree. Maybe no hawk, but there was a beautiful crescent moon.



And the Chimney Swifts were flying right in front of it.

“…the crescent moon hung white in the sky and the stars burned in the darkness above them.”

~Neil Gaiman




Saturday, September 19, 2020

The Cold shoulder

This evening we drove up to the hill again to watch the chimney swifts and the sunset. And what a surprise awaited me! A big hawk sat atop the chimney where the swifts go to sleep. He watched them all circle round and round, clearly hoping for a good dinner. Can you see him way up there?



See the tiny dot on top of the tower?

I was late getting there and it was getting dark, else the pictures would have been better.




I have identified him as a Red Shouldered Hawk. If you think not, I would love to hear what you think he is. I did not see him catch a single swift. As we drove away, I took one last look.

Oh, I almost forgot. The sunset...

“Only in silence the word, only in dark the light, only in dying life: bright the hawk's flight on the empty sky.”

Ursula K. Le Guin












Indian Summer?

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