After the rain this past week, the last two days have turned into the kind of days that are the reason for living in New England. The temperature has been slightly crisp, but warm when you are in in the incredible autumn sun The sky is the deep blue that you only get in the fall, and the air smells spicy, with overtones of woodsmoke. The garden still has some treasures, like the white mums that were given to me several years back, that seem to really like living under the willow tree.
The Bluebird Asters in the front yard have a stunning color, and really shine in the afternoon sun. The bees like them, also.
The grasses also come into their own. The Big and Little Bluestem aren't very pretty (at least in my garden), but they feed the birds. The monstrous Miscanthus grass of unknown parentage in the back yard is quite dramatic. And this is my favorite, the Zebra Grass. I love the sun coming through it.
Here are links to a few things that I've seen around the net this week.
- This is an important message, and not just for teenagers or the gay/lesbian community. I think we all have times in our lives where it is important for someone to say this to us, and then to keep repeating it to ourselves until life does get better.
- If you are intimidated by Photoshop (like me!) check out the free e-course being offered by Kim Klassen . I'm not real good with the whole "just play with it and figure it out" dynamic, so I'm hoping this class will get me over a few hurdles.