10.30.11 Giant change in garden this morning.
10.29.11 It wasn't expected here but it snowing right now and branches are snapping in the wind. Lit the candles already- a state of emergency was just declared by the NJ Gov.. Waiting for the elec to go out. Annmarie is on the road, as always when the weather is at it's worst. Duran Duran concert with a dozen fellow officiers .
(later, evening, 8:00) Heavy, wet, icy snow building up on the foliage bending everything to the snapping point. Any min..
Mata Amritanandamayi says-
"The greatest tragedy in life is not death; the greatest tragedy takes place when our talents and capabilities are underutilized and allowed to rust while we are living."
O.V. Michaelsen adds:
Folks, don't rust on your laurels.
With sleet, hail and snow falling this morning, these two small flower arrangments might be the last the garden yeilds this year. Maybe some nice dead seed tops and grasses but daffodils will be the next pickings 5 months from now. Table 10.29.11:Some hail.
10.28.11 Brother Danny (Sedon esq.) has a big case:
10.27.11 This is an apple squash and lives up to it's name:
10.25.11 A and J's.(no. 218), Table 10.25.11.
10.24.11 More needles:
10.23.11 White pines are dropping their old needles and everything turns ochre for a little while.
"...or how the sacred pine tree adds to her old leaves new myriads." -Ralph Waldo EmersonThese are C.'s big pumpkins before the knife.
10.22.11 Waiting for a frost but things keep growing.Table 10.22.11 in the Table series which will be 1,000 images:
10.21.11 WAR IS OVER!! (If you want it). What monkeys we are. The people who say we didn't evolve from monkeys are right. We are still silly monkeys today and that's not going to change for a long time. Anyway, a table or two couldn't hurt. T. no. 215:
10.20.11 As Michael Geer has realized:
10 years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash – Now we have no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash.
Ove has been thinking:
To think, in my youth, how I hauled.
My mind's at full speed, i.e., stalled.
Don't envy this face.
Yeah, aging with grace.
Cheap wine, bitter pills and I'm bald.
Avoid giving veggies; they hate 'em,
Or clothes, if your mother had made 'em.
Before kids in hoodies
Arrived for some goodies,
The candy bars vanished. I ate 'em.
10.13.11 What a drama queen. What a klutz.
10.12.11 Mangled myself nicely on Mt. Misery crashing the bike savagely. Right side injuries from head to ankle (and all areas between). Blaming low sugar sloppyness.
10.11.11 Third classic aspect (Fall) of a Jersey garden:
Louie wants this costume:
10.9.11 Fall garden (with sun!) this morning.
10.8.11 Mary finally sold her truck she's had for 20 years. She had to clean it one more time before she let it go.
10.5.11 Two states of being in my life: pain/suffering and curious perfection. It's one or the other and seem to be just about equal in duration and always unpredictable. It IS enough to drive one nutz.
10.4.11 Toothache, 'nuff said.
10.2.11 These are called 'stumpers' and are perfectly edible. Mary cooked up a huge plate of these large mushrooms and they disappeared instantly. They can be dried as well. Forecast, rain but a little sun poking out now and then:
10.1.11 Who'll stop the rain? We have mold growing on our mushrooms. Burt can stop the rain.