Thursday, October 23, 2014

Autumn

It's a sparkling day today. Windows are open and easterly winds breeze in.
 Now that sultry summer temps have passed, we're treating the house to fresh autumn air while our dining room chimes, relieved from still air,
 respond with a spirited tune.


 
Across the street, Bob washes his big, black truck which he'll polish until it gleams.
 Next door, Carmen, sitting in her open garage, entertains dog walkers who stop by to chat.
 And Barbara rings our doorbell, inviting us for home-made apple pie.

 
It's a good, good day in the neighborhood.
All is peaceful...all is calm. The hammock awaits...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pumpkins, Zinnias, and Sunshine


 We're back in Florida where sunshine abounds. The brilliant oranges of Fall appear in local garden stores and we're busy in our back yard, cutting away the extra growth borne of summer rains. Occasionally, a cold front sweeps southward from the northern frontier...which we love...only to disappear into higher temps again. We're snowbirds following the sun so we're OK with it.