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       Bye Bye September…tomorrow is October…Fall is truly here and making it’s presence know.  That only leaves one more season left this year…and it isn’t going to be pretty what with the rising cost of living… I hate to see winter come.  With any luck, winter will be mild. 

        With all of the financial uncertainty hanging over the United States…thinking about heating homes is the last thing anyone wants to do.  Yet, i can’t help but admire the beauty that is Fall.  The golden yellow, the burnt oranges, the flaming reds and the burnished brown of the leaves as they glisten in the mellow fall temperatures.  The evenings are pleasantly cool enough to be enjoyed and yet not bothersome enough to turn on the furnace.  This is the beauty of fall.  Reaping the bounty of the earth’s growing season and preparing it for the winter.  It is all a gift. 

        Even the beauty of the first heavy snow fall as it coats the trees and the ground with it’s sparkling diamond dust is a work of art.  It is knowing that it wont be the last snowfall that wears on the novelty of it all…calculating the financial cost of removing all of that frosty diamond dust!  OH well, it is time to enjoy the moment.

        Time to walk in the leaves, smell the warm earth, gaze upon the fall flowers in a final burst of color…stand around a roaring campfire…heat up some tarty spiced apple cider…roast a few dogs over the open flame and stare at the glittering silver white stars as they twinkle in the deep blue black of the night sky.  This is a moment to remember and to treasure.  Bye Bye September!


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     Perfecto weekend coming our way.  Beautiful weather….sunny skies..for a change..we are not broiling in our own juices from the heat.  I am thinking what with the recent rains, cooler weather…maybe we will even be able to squeeze out a campfire or two in the campfire pit in the backyard.

     Call up some friends and sit around and do a whole lot of nothing but relax.  This is a novel idea.  We hardly ever get to do this year.  Usually we find ways to make this happen most summers.  This particular summer has been extremely busy and cluttered. 

     Hey, maybe we will even be able to pull of a tubing trip down the river.  Hope you are finding some kind of way to have fun.  We do things on the cheap or free.  The only thing tubing costs us is the gas money to get to and from the start point to the end point.  Campfire will only cost hotdogs or whatever floats our boat at the moment.  I already have the marshmallows.  Not my fav..but the kids and hubby love them.  I eat two if i am lucky.  They are way too sweet for my liking.

     Well, better get cleaning the house.  The tree guys is finally here cutting the downed trees and getting down the other half of both of them.  The trees had split when they came down…so we have two partial trees standing…one over the house…YIKES!!!!

     Have an awesome labor day weekend.  Be safe.


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