Sunday, October 29, 2006


Is the Moon half full or half empty tonight?  Tonight.

The winter birds sang vespers under cold grey skies six out of the last seven days. The same dampening chilly skies witnessing Matins celebration.

October returned today.  Bright and blue and orange and red and yellow and fading sun warm. The half moon rose through clear skies and I wondered at this end of a half lit uncelebrated October.  Is the moon half full tonight, or half empty?

Sunday, October 22, 2006

I will get back to writing instead of playing with techo-toys

Honest.  Really.  Next one! Promise!

Still working on "Five Weird Things"

To take a silly internet challenge to extremes ...  I am STILL working on my "Five Weird Things" list.

This is Number Four:

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

You knew this was going to happen sooner or later ...

I know that I shouldn't do this ...  but I CAN so...


Sunday, October 15, 2006

Audio entry

Audio entry

Friday, October 13, 2006

Audio entry

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Audio entry

Saturday, October 7, 2006

Early Fall

Brought to you by October and Ohio.

Added Note:  If you play the video you will notice that nothing moves, zooms around or dances.  Birds sing and a combine in the distance humms. 

Ok, maybe not ideal You Tube video snap material, but to live here, oh, yah!

Friday, October 6, 2006

Harvest Moon thoughts (and a Poll)

This evening is the Harvest Moon!  Mine rose over the trees all butter yellow and sailed into the clear perfect October night.  In my world, farmer neighbors are out and about this evening.  As we live in the age of electric light, the Harvest Moon is more decorative than illumination, but what a sky ornament!

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Cloud Pants

Sister A wrote regarding my "5 weird things that stopped on number 1" entry.  She seemed surprised that I could only come up with one weird thing. Ok, she said;

"I would like to say that I find it very disappointing that you could only come up with one weird thing about yourself.  Being part of this family I think that's impossible."

And she would be correct.  But I was going for interesting weird things.  Still working on my list.  Sister A sent her five weird things, but I will have to ask her if it is ok to post them in my journal before I let you know what they are. Pop Tarts.  Issues with Pop Tarts, no really, I can say no more!

I did think of my weird thing number 2.

2.  Cloud Pants.  When my jeans get old and faded and ready for the rag bin, first I accordion them down, so that they are scrunched up as if for a person with very very short legs. I put them in the sink then pour bleach on them in spots, let them sit for a bit then rinse.  After this process the bleached blobs look like clouds.  Sometimes I take paint and add airplanes and birds.  Cloud pants.  They are only good for a couple of wearings then the bleached parts start to rip, but they are fun while they last.

Monday, October 2, 2006

So whatrya gonna do when ya get attacked by coyotes?

Except for poison ivy, hemlock and the occasional falling black walnut wild dog woods is tame. Empty, I thought, I knew. Empty except for me, puppy, two, sometimes three cats, the occasional raccoon, a yearling red tail hawk, assorted song birds. Safe.

As the voice of doom is inclined to do, noticing that I was about to enjoy a relaxing hour in the woods the impending doom spoke.  "Whatrya gonna do when ya get attacked by coyotes"?

Coyotes? What? We don't have coyotes here. I have never seen a deer in the woods, though they do wander through - I have seen their tracks.  Hunters, those creatures I ran off years ago.  Coyotes?

I watch for ravenous packs of mangy, rabid, flea infested wolf wannabes now even though I know that they aren't there. The power of suggestion is a force to be reconed with. My counter?  I also look for wildflowers and angels pretty much in that order 'cause the former I have seen in the woods and I am as likely to see the latter as I am to see coyotes, and last I checked, angels don't bite.


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