Monday, October 31, 2016

“I am struck by the simplicity of light in the atmosphere in the autumn, as if the earth absorbed none, and out of this profusion of dazzling light came the autumnal tints.

~ Henry David Thoreau, Oct. 12, 1852


Farewell October, you were an enigma. Glorious days of colour, dark and gray days, tea-sipping days, and the last of the garden days. Adieu.

Yesterday morning I woke with a headache, and by woke I mean that the pain in my head rudely jarred me from the peace of slumber to a sharp awareness that I was not well. It was, as a result, a slow day spent in the company of a book. Not a bad way to spend a day if not for the pain in my head that never left.

Enjoyed watching the baseball game last night–delighted to see the Cubs victorious.

Today, another slow day as it seems the headache has decided to stick around for a while. No Halloween busyness expected tonight as our little cul de sac doesn’t seem to attract any little goblins. That’s okay with me.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. I hope that your headache is gone by now!

    1. Thanks so much, Beth. Almost back to 100% today. 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

  2. All you photos are stunning, but I find the dark background with the florals especially so.

    1. Thank you, Karen! I appreciate how a view of a flower like this gives opportunity to see and appreciate it in a way we might not otherwise see. Certainly I can easily pass by these waning calendula blossoms near my front door and barely give them a second glance. But when I get close up . . . that’s when the magic seems to happen!

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