|By the end of October few leaves|
|The little pear tree.|
|those that were, are tinted with shades|
that Mother Nature uses to paint her
|Like the Japanese Maple|
in all her crimson glory..
|and this leaf in glorious gold..|
|and these in green and gold and red!|
|A forgotten apple,|
hanging like a tree ornament,
in vibrant red.
|And last but not least, |
The Maple Leaf
I haven't spent much time on the computer this week. I've been getting organized in an attempt to be ahead of the game for Christmas. Already the stores seem to be crowded, and it strengthens my resolve to have all my shopping done by the end of this month.
It's been cooler at night and rainy, and today snow is called for, but so far it hasn't appeared. Next week is supposed to be quite warm, so hopefully we will get a few more good days before Winter sets in.
I haven't taken any photos yet this month, these are some from the end of October. Now most of the the trees are bare, their black fingers pointing toward the cloudy white sky. Halloween was quiet, not as many children came as in years past. The neighbourhood is quite settled now and all the young ones are either away at school or married and moved.
It's nice to be able to enjoy some comfort food now that the days are colder. I'm taking advantage of the local harvest and making lots of veggie dishes, this week we had a lovely spicy, chunky vegetable soup, and last night I made a vegetable lasagna. I've also been snuggling up and reading more and I've just finished Paulo Coelho's "The Winner Stands Alone". Set in Cannes, during the film festival, it focuses on the 'super class' in the world of film and fashion and makes one wonder why anyone would pursue fame. I like Coelho, but I found this a hard read for some reason. I've just started a Steven King, called 'Under The Dome', it's about 2 inches thick, so it should keep me absorbed for a while. So far I'm really enjoying it.
Tomorrow we are looking after two of our grand daughters for a few hours, and we are all going to visit my father in law, their Great Grand Father. My FIL is 92 now and still lives alone and does almost everything for himself. Lately he has been feeling a little under the weather and enjoys a visit from us. He hasn't seen the girls for some time, so we are hoping it will cheer him up.
It's been difficult in recent weeks to find things to blog about, I will plod on however and try to post at least once a week and stay in touch with those who visit me. I shall still visit you and comment as often as possible.
Hope you have a great weekend doing the things that make you happy.