I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Goldenrod Days

Hi everyone! October ---it never disappoints, does it?
Tonight the wind is whipping itself up into a gale, maybe blowing in the first cold snap of the season. I wore my fleece jacket to walk Mo and I'm wondering if I should have put flannel sheets on the beds this afternoon. [Thursday is clean sheets day, no clue why or how.]
The days have been glorious, each more beautiful , more pristine, more glowing than the day before. The sky is unworldly[other-worldly?] brilliant blue.

Days are warm, almost hot. Shorts and tee shirt days.

Mo doesn't yet need his little sweater.

The Montauk daisies are spectacular. [perhaps you know these autumn bloomers as Shasta daisies?]

Goldenrod fills the dunes. 

The sea grasses are turning amber. 

On the sand at its feet are tiny tracks. Birds---

Kitties or raccoons?

I'm  seeing monarch butterflies and flocks of busy little yellow rumped warblers. These migrants look like hyperactive sparrows with a  quarter sized spot of lemon yellow on their backs near their tails. And one day I saw a small flock of migrating swans or snow geese, always a special sight for me.

The poison ivy and Virginia creeper is just now showing red on the edges of the marsh.

These days go so fast, don't they?

Not only is each day shorter but each day is filled with busy-ness. Just imagine, it's almost---Christmas! Too soon....

Have a great weekend!



gone to the beach...

PS I got the octopi pillows made today. Here they are on my sofa. They're a gift for my friends. Their sofa is a soft dove grey plush. 


  1. Yep, I'm enjoying October this year (except for pollen!).

    The pillows came out great, they'll be a very fun and interesting addition to their gray sofa! If you have any scraps left over with the octopus on it you ought to make yourself a fun mug rug or something, LOL. For Halloween or just because.

    1. Hi The pillows did look good, I have a picture to show somewhere.... And yes I cutup the very small scraps into two bits, thinking I d make sachets, but a mug rug is a great idea, because it s suddenly cold here. Time for hot tea.

  2. Yes, the days are growing shorter so quickly! Our weather has been so wonderful, although I think our first rain in some time is due tomorrow. We'll see.

  3. Flannel sheets...already? Gosh, hard to believe. I was in disbelief this evening at how early it was dark out.

    The Goldenrod and beach grasses are beautiful. Favorite pics today are the two with the sun peeking through the fence. :)

    The pillows are FUN! Your friends are going to be tickled.


    1. We re having an odd cold snap! brrrrr. Frost on the gardens, maybe.


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