Thursday, September 15, 2016


Well, the end of the week will not be calm at the farmette. Sometime last night, possibly when I was entering the first stages of sleep, I offered to cook dinner for the company visitors and of course, for their hosts at Tormach this Friday. This was confirmed just a few minutes ago and since I am with Snowdrop now and tomorrow afternoon, and I have an evening out with the visiting delegation tonight, that leaves me only with a half a day (tomorrow) to shop and cook. For 17 people. Gulp.

I think I can do it!

But Ocean will have to take a back seat in the next hours.

I offer you just a few photos.

Breakfast on a cool but beautiful morning on the porch.

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And a glance at the garden, because Ed and I did spend some time this morning tidying things up -- snipping, carting away piles of spent weeds and plants -- the normal September stuff one does (and that we neglected due to this summer's heavier presence of bugs).

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Apart from the yellow stock of mock sunflowers (several different varieties) and emergent asters, the color right now is in the annuals. And they are, as always, eye catching.

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The weather is so nice that I take the stroller to pick up Snowdrop at school. I never know if she'll be too tired to walk home.

Today, she is not too tired. She reaches for her little bunny rabbit...

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... and gives the stroller a light push.

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Maybe a sweater, Snowdrop? Oh, look! A sign telling us there are schoolchildren present. Indeed there are! And you're one of them!

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At home now. Snowdrop, did you take off your socks in school?
(What must be going through her head) Let me try to remember... did I?

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Play ball, read books, feed penguins. Favorite routines. Always making sure I am not too far away, watching, assisting with the next move, the newest idea. A toddler is independent, but she wants you there to catch her falls.

And to play ball.

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In the evening, I feast on Chinese food.

The moon is very bright tonight. The full harvest moon doesn't really shine down on us until tomorrow, but we wont see it then -- storms and rain are in the forecast -- and so we take it in now. No photo to show you its luminosity but just imagine how grand it must be. Or step outside and see for yourself. Be dazzled. And then take out those extra blankets from your closet and keep them near your bed. It's getting chilly out there!