Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Great Pumpkin Patch

I took my sweet little boys, Jonah and Matthew, to the Great Pumpkin Patch early this evening. It was warm and a bit of a foggy haze was setting in as we strolled around acres of pumpkins. The boys were fascinated...rolling, touching, chasing, biting (well, Jonah is only one) and finding just the right one. Jonah chose a large, well formed golden sphere (with a little help) and Matthew found one just his size to haul around. We had supper out, which is another exciting event...mostly they had French Fries...

When we arrived back at their house, we promptly put the pumpkins on the porch and admired their beauty in the moonlight The moon was playing hide and go seek among the aging Maples and Jonah couldn't stop saying..Moon, moon, moon...is was a stunning sight. In the distance I could smell the fragrance of burning leaves.

Riding my bike home through the darkned streets, I could only think how lovely Autumn is in Indiana.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Monday's Grey

mist of cool autumn
seeping into worn gutters
grey shades of Monday

shining metal streets
slick cars gliding through dense fog
strings of dirty pearls

safe in my cocoon
rain drops on age-old windows
dreaming by the fire

Sunday, October 09, 2005

A Star in My Pocket..

Just came back from a lovely night walk...the stars are so brilliant I could have reached up and put one in my pocket. It's cold too..jacket and scarf for the evening stroll. The neighborhood is decked out for Halloween. My house is no exception with a great witch on the front porch and orange twinkle lights all over...All I need is a carved pumpkin...and that will be a week or two yet.

So, I guess it's time to put another quilt on the bed, pick up my book, and end this perfect day.

A James Whitcomb Riley Kind of Day...

Today was a splendid day in Northern Indiana...one of those days that you wait for all summer..cool temperatures (well, even a hat felt good today!)..lots of sapphire blue sky..and dry leaves gathering in nooks and crannies.

I went walking after dark, my favorite time to walk, and the moon just hung like a charm on a bracelet...folks were still out finishing up Halloween decorations...lights, campfires, ghosts and goblins up and down the streets where I live. I have added to the merriment with my own for-sure-looking-witch on my front porch and orange lights. My backyard is filled with corn shocks and pumpkins. Maybe I will fill a mug with hot cider and go sit amidst the small patch I have and watch the sparkling night sky.

Friday, October 07, 2005

New Year's Resolutions...

No, it's not January...but sometimes resolutions just hit you..especially during a quiet moment or two...I woke up this morning thinking about all that I want to do...let's see...be a kayaker..be a photographer...work out at the gym every day...keep up with my blog site.

Actually it was early and dark when I awoke and in the low 40's...fall is just now approaching and with the long fall and winter evenings writing seems a bit cozier...and life is a bit quieter. We shall see how I do...until tomorrow.

Lou Ann