. . . gone.
Fall arrives at 9:04 p.m. this evening.
Welcome, Autumn. 🍂
Seeing a picturesque scene like this would make my day Pam. Fall is my season, though the furnace on three days in a row after leaving for my walk on Wednesday morning in a sleeveless shirt does seem unbelievable doesn’t it?
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I got whiplash from the quick change, Linda!
Cape May is a beautiful town of beautiful old homes. I was there (decades ago) but not in autumn, when I imagine it’s even more beautiful dressed in fall colors.
We went from 93ºF on Wednesday evening to 48ºF this morning. Autumn has entered the region. And I love it.
Yeah, same here, Ally. I love it!🥰
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It’s in full swing now over here.
It’s gorgeous here!
Hi Pam – well I can’t see the golden glow but it is definitely chillier. Just come across Annie Proulx book ‘Fen, Bog and Swamp’ – it was our book of the week abridged for our Radio 4 (a week of) 5 x quarter hour episodes.
“In her compelling history of the world’s wetlands, Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Proulx introduces ideas of protection and repair.”
Thought you’d be interested … cheers Hilary
Thank you, Hilary. I am always interested in wetlands, especially their repair. I’ll put it on my list! ♥️
Indeed, oh come fair lady….
I think 🤔 fall is my favorite season, Shey. 👻🎃🍁
yeah there’s something about it. A dying and yet a renewal x
The crisp days and cool nights, the start of a new school year, leaves 🍁 to rake – well, I could skip that last bit…😂♥️😘
Well my lovely friend I will confess now…. We came here to live in a conservation area and in the garden was this huge tree . So the pain I feel re the raking leaves goes without saying. One day, looking out my kitchen window at the troughs in the grass it was causing and the way it leaned towards the extension bit of our house I made a wish. It was for some nice, ask no questions re permits slightly bandit company to ring our doorbell , perhaps cos they were doing some other work in the area and to offer to remove it ( we had a permit
to keep it culled but not removed) and spare us another winter’s HOURS of daily leaf hoovering etc and to, please for the council to let us have a nice little flowering cherry instead to fit with some of the other bits of Japanese tranquility further along that border. I am just going to say this… Next time, in terms of off the cuff wish granting I am asking the good fairy for a million quid. ( before you think I am dreadful, it was way too big for our garden and folks here take this conservation bit to the extent that they don’t maintain a tree at all and you want to see the sheer havoc caused by that. )
Oh well, Shey, that’s not good. Trees fall, and they fall on houses, and you have to maintain or remove them or be squished.😂 we took three trees – BIG trees – down last summer because they were rotting at the base and it was only a matter of time before they fell and hit something. I shed a few tears for my beautiful trees but what can you do? I planted btw things where they used to be. The conservationists forget that they need to mimic nature and not just tiptoe around her. Nature prunes and culls and burns herself all the time in an act of regeneration. So did someone take it out or did you have to and what did you plant instead?
Well my darling lady, you hit the nail on the head. The area we live in is tied up by the most ridiculous red tape. Mind you there used to be tree wars in our last house which was in a diff place. There the stupid council set hedges growing wild on old railway lines as boundaries …. So if you cut them back then that piece of lane was yours and if you didn’t, it wasn’t. (Personally I think they said it cos old railway land is impossible to get the right way of.” And there was an epic day when after years of haggling between a next door neighbour and some guy further along and across this piece of what was actually wasteland, guys in council uniform arrived and cut this tree that was blocking their light and view. Only as it later turned out when we all received a visit from the police, these guys were not council guys. ) Anyway you want to see the mess of trees here. Seriously, what I said there re the wish happened exactly as I wished. A company …a proper but prepared to operate slightly on the wrong side of the law… were doing work for one of our neighbours and they knocked the door and offered to look at our tree which was needing cut back. They then went to great lengths to say it was starting to rot. SO I said, ‘Cut the crap and just gimme the price and I will deal with the council after if anyone clipes as they will.’ And indeed I did then deal with the council, who had the temerity to come to our door IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC…maskless…. bad initial move on their part-lol…. And the deal that was struck there–cos I like doing deals- was for a small flowering Japanese cherry which fits beautifully with the kind of oriental slant of all our shrubs–something that they do cos when we came here the fence had been lying on them for years. The garden was such a mess we didn’t know there was even a fence.
Wow, you should have been a lawyer, Shey! That’s where your daughter gets it, eh?!🙌👍 👏 ♥️😘♥️
Lol… well, my darling, I just call it being quick on the draw and biding my time re when to fire. At one point in her life my older girl, not the lawyer one had spent years trying to get her name off a re-mortgage she foolishly signed with a then fiance, whose house it was and had been for years but had business debts. The upshot after a burst up –8 weeks later– was that despite him swearing he’d pay it cos he didn’t want the house sold and split as is the law here, he then never paid a bloody thing. Or rather he was smart enough to pay one month out of four …having sussed that little ‘law’, while she meantime could not get a credit card or indeed anything other than a rental costing the earth. She went through countless lawyers before my other girl got her a hotshot one. Even he was toiling. But then one evening did this woman calling herself by the ex’s surname not fb message Cor’s now hubby about the trouble this lawyer was causing demanding they sell the house etc etc and they were poor and all they were asking was another 6 months–yet again– to see them on their feet. Now she could have messaged Cor but she was causing trouble, hoping Cor’s fiance wouldn’t know any of this. So I said, ‘Leave this with me.’ The surname did suggest this pair had got married after all and indeed a little raking produced the fact they had–in Las Vegas. So I screenshotted the entry, signed their guest book saying how happy I was that all their financial woes were at an end. Then I sent the screenshots to Cor and said give these to your lawyer first thing on Monday morning. By 3 .30 that Monday afternoon her name was off that mortgage. I am afraid I have many such tales… Right now I am just deciding on the right moment to put down in front of contractors that we and downstairs hired to do work for us and who are now arguing the toss about not being liable re various broken gas pipes, and who think I don’t know that the second one broken was broken by hammering in a fence post, that none of us are liable, since at no point in our contract is he word fence used and he quite forgot to give downstairs a contract. I do this in the full knowledge that the repair company are after him not us for causing carnage out there.
Ah, well, okay then, novelist it is! And perhaps private detective 🕵️♀️ as a side gig!!😂🥰😘
I thought about being a lawyer way back. The length of time it took to qualify put me off. Also here it’s generally a rich person who gets there. Diploma places are limited. When our young girl landed one, we forked out royally on visa for the fees cos you basically don’t give loans or grant for that final part. I asked her what other students did and she said, ‘Are you kidding, they ask Mummy and Daddy, the kind of Mummy and Daddy who own yachts. Then they weed further by saying, if you don’t get a traineeship you got to pay to renew that diploma all over again…..
Oh my, that is absolutely not the system here, thank God! That’s craZy 😜 and definitely a way to keep the rich in power, eh?! Now that we do have a lot of and it’s called election tampering! 😞🙄🤬
My Lady.. you might well say, which makes me so proud that she works for and represents those who have no voice. xxxx
How proud you guys must be of your wee baby! ♥️♥️♥️
We are xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Feels like it too.
It dropped 30 degrees overnight!
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