Monday, October 20, 2014

Today's picture, and Product placement/socks

My Old Farmer's Almanac calendar's offering for this day is
Wear mismatched socks to bring good luck
And today Hazel Nina showed up in these socks!

They come from a terrific Vermont company called Solmate Socks whose motto is
Life's too short for matching socks

Friday, October 10, 2014

Today's Song and Pictures - October Light

One of my favorite songs is October Light by Robin and Linda Williams. There isn't a video of them singing it so I'm going to share the words, along with some photos of my own October light. There really is nothing like it. This evening there was a gentle rain falling as I took the pictures, and soon a rainbow appeared.

Each day we walk upon the hill
to watch the setting sun 
play on the trees and fields until
it falls and day is done.

Yellow, orange, blue, and rose  
The colors neon bright.
The evening sky is all aglow
with this October light.

We sit together in the swing
Our faces to the west
and talk of what tomorrow will bring
and what today has left.

We trace the dimming day
as dusk breaks to night
So we don’t miss a single ray
of this October light.

Oh, the long, dark shadows eulogize
the sun fleeing southward in the sky
‘cause there ain’t no saving daylight
when the tenth month comes around.
September memories take flight
as heaven’s lamp turns down.
So we feast on eventide
‘cause November’s chilling bite 
is waiting on the other side
of this October light.

The evening sky is all aglow
with this October light.
We don’t want to miss a single ray
of this October light.

October Light
Robin and Linda Williams
from the album Deeper Waters

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

For the fans of dogs!

If you are like me and you see a dog in a movie, you immediately want to know if the dog is going to be okay. I don't want to watch anything where a dog dies. And now there is a website for dog lovers called Does The Dog Die.

And here is a great graph, which I perhaps shared here another time, for book and dog lovers.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Product placement/baby food

It’s a wonderful time to be a baby! When my kids were little there weren’t any organic baby foods. And now, there are wonders beyond wonders. Any fruits you can imagine. Interesting combinations like bananas, apricots, and baby rice. Amazing offerings like vegetables and beans. If you click on any of the links below you can see the huge range of products available. 

and one I didn't happen to have on the shelf when I took the picture - Happy Family Brands.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Year of Afternoon Gardens - October

It worked out wonderfully today that three dear girls and their babies were here to be in the monthly garden picture! Margaret and Hazel Nina; Estée and Campbell Walker; and Margaret's friend for over 30 years, Ana and Roman Henry. As you might imagine, I was in heaven all afternoon.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Today's song/A Summer Song by Chad and Jeremy

Tonight at 10.29 ET, fall begins, and I thought this a perfect way to say goodbye to summer.