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

Monday, October 1, 2018

~ October ~

Good morning, friends.

Welcome October, one of the year's finest months.

''October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins.... Merry October! ''

                        ~Rainbow Rowell (b.1973), Attachments, 2011

"October inherits summer's hand-me-downs: the last of the ironweed, its purple silken tatters turning brown, and the tiny starry white asters tumbling untidily on the ground like children rolling with laughter; stiff, drying black-eyed Susans whose dark eyes gleamed from July's roadsides; coneflowers with deep yellow petals surrounding brown pincushion centers from which bumblebees still are sipping honey.  The assignment of yellow is taken up now by thin-leafed wild sunflowers and artichokes."
-   Rachel Peden

"Well, it's a marvelous night for a Moondance
'Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow

-  Van Morrison, Moondance



gone to the beach......




Black skimmers, quite rare/ endangered
the grey ones are the babies