We don’t have to travel far to experience the glory of autumn in Wisconsin—just a few feet from our front door. ↑ This gorgeous tree creates a stained glass effect when the morning sun beams through the high window over our front door.
I’ll never tire of watching clouds. ↑ How blessed we are to have (also just outside our front door) a panorama of sky over a grassy field bordered by wild woods.
My gardens are still thriving, and it’s October! ↑ Amazing after our brutally hot, dry summer. Perhaps this is the fruit of diligently lugging “grey water” (leftover from dish washing and hand washing of clothes) to the gardens so that I wouldn’t over-use our building’s water supply and risk depleting the well which we share with seven other condos.
Moving indoors, you can see that the “cottage industry” of soap making continues around the year. ↑
And art making, as well. ↑
Recently, Great-Grandson James came for an art day. ↑ James is just six years old, and he’s a little prince. After creating four paintings, he said, “My arm is tired”.
That was my signal to take him to the park (just outside our front door). I pushed him on the tire swing. James paused in the middle of a swing, looked very concerned, and asked me: “Are you too old to be doing this?”
I assured him that I could handle swinging him. Then we passed and caught his little Packer football. James showed me how to place my hand under the stitching when passing the ball. I never knew that. But it’s not surprising, since I carried a violin throughout my youth—not a football!
Later James told his Dad, “Grandma caught nearly every pass I threw!” Was I ever puffed up after that!
So you can see why I’m a bit behind on blogging! There is so much life, beyond a computer screen!
The snapdragons are still blooming gloriously! ↓ They have won my “Most Faithful Flower” award! They bloom from April until the first deep frost!
Margaret L. Been, ©2012