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Autumn Loose Ends

Mid-October Nature TableIt's been warm this week, around eighty each day, and we've all been in funny moods about it.  We've had a good taste of cooler weather and are quite anxious for it to stick around.  The nights are still plenty cool, usually in the forties, so that helps.  It's still dry.  The grass in our yard has been brown since some time in August.  The leaves are starting to change noticably now, and that's a help.  I think things should be very nice for Willow's birthday next week.

In other news, that is probably quite boring, I've been painting doors and trim again.  We don't have a lot of painted wood in our house, but what we do have has needed some sprucing up.  I primed them all awhile back, so I'm doing the final coats this week, and maybe next.  I'm a little nervous about the few painted windows!  We've also been working on cutting back this year's plants in the flower beds and tidying up the yard.  The sunflower house is no more and the last of the tomatoes have been pulled up.  It feels good to have things settled and to consider that Advent is not all that many weeks away.

Sewing has been easier, like I said previously, and that has been so nice.  I finally got my mending pile taken care of, though the long-delayed repairs were so minor it was almost laughable.  I don't know why I let them sit for so long!  It won't be too long before sewing on the back porch will be a cold job, even with a space heater.  I'm making some cold weather dresses for the girls and maybe some pants for Laurel.  She still seems to need a fair amount of extra clothes.

I feel really, really ready to go some place with lots of colorful leaves.  Tomorrow is nature school day and I'm not sure where we will go.  I often don't have a strong plan in mind when the day rolls around.  There are so many places to choose from.  Willow and I have this "dream home" just outside of town that's a log cabin on the edge of the woods.  It reminds me of Martin & Sylvia's house, but it remains firmly out of reach for our family.  The forest is always so close by anywhere you live here.

Well, there are some Enki math things I need to watch in these very early hours of the day, so I better get to it.

Comments

( 3 trees — Plant a Forest )
Caterina Fusca
Oct. 20th, 2016 03:30 am (UTC)
Did you make the nature table display case? It's lovely!
impossibleway
Oct. 20th, 2016 10:57 am (UTC)
I put it together after it came in the mail. ;-) It's from Cedar Ring Circle, made by Atelier de Noest. They have such lovely items.
Caterina Fusca
Oct. 20th, 2016 04:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, lovely!
( 3 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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