Sunday, October 31, 2010


She stands a dusky silhouette
A splendour to behold.
Her frame against the grace of dawn,
The skies like molten gold.

And when in light of day she's seen
In glorious display
When chinks of blue sky peep
Amidst her green and grand array

And there in hush of evening
When blazing sun sinks low
And spreading bows are set against
A bold magenta glow

Of all Thy great creations, Lord,
None have been to me...
as great a source of joy
And inspiration as the tree.

(My Inspiration: Gillian Walsh, Evergreen, Autumn 2010)

And finally, a perfect Halloween Eve moon

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall Favourites

Goodness Gracious...
Lotsa Leaves!

Sun Shining
Golden Glory

Window Watching...
Fall Flowers

Happy Halloween...
Phoney Pumpkins

Fabulous Fence...
Autumnal Arrangement

Oh, Canada!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Come into my parlour....

Doth (Daughter of the House) and I were just heading out for a walk - and fortunately she saw this before I did, otherwise we both might have been 'captured.'

...has to be the biggest spider web I've ever seen...

..hanging between the car and the wall of the house...

And perhaps the biggest spider - although I didn't stick around long enough, or get close enough, to see :}
(this was taken with the zoom)

Since this is MY car he/she (do we know which one makes webs, or do they both?) has chosen as an ambush, I was dearly hoping that by the time we returned from our walk it -- web and spider -- would be gone. Not that I have arachnophobia, but it is a bit creepy.

I took my camera on the walk with me but for the most part it's a little too early for pretty fall photos.

But this tree is way ahead of most:

Oh, the joys of 'fall' !  And look how many leaves there are left to fall!

And, speaking of 'fall'ing -- that's one thing we hope these trees will never do.
You can see how tall they are in comparison to the houses below. Our lawn is in the foreground.
When we have strong winds these trees really sway -- and I really pray!

Back home after our walk and itsy bitsy (not!) spider has gone and its web was in shreds - it was quite windy that day, or perhaps a sparrow flew through it.

But, lo and behold, another huge one - this time...

...between the shed and the house.

Surely it couldn't have been made by the same spider in the short time we were gone -- must have been there all along, and we didn't notice it, just a few feet away from the car.

I must confess that I am in awe of the design and the incredible result of a spider's creation - can't imagine how long it could have taken to make this one.

Okay, so I just googled 'spider' and now I understand why I don't like them. The first sentence reads:

Spiders (Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs, and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom.

And it doesn't get any better from there. By the time I got down to Courtship and Reproduction, I was pretty grossed out, as the kids say.

I would imagine that since the females eat the males, they must be the ones who spin the webs -- ah, yes, now I remember, it was Charlotte's Web!

In case you flunked biology in school too, you can read all about spiders here

Me?   I'm off to bed soon, and I am taking a good book with me, to help rid my mind (and my dreams) of air-breathing, venom-injecting, husband-killing, baby-stealing arthropods. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Seems I just can't find the time to write a decent post these, days - so I have opted for another scintillating..

"What Is It?"

First the clue -- this item immediately reminded me of some words in a famous Bette Midler song; the words actually, partially, describe what this item is used for:

Sorry, it's a little out of focus, but I think you'll get the picture quite clearly.

Now is the time for all you lurkers to come out of hiding and take a guess!

The answer will come in a few days.