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I was just wondering, uh… now I forget. It’s a rainy day in Central Illinois. It’s been rainy for a few days now. Unusual in our experience here. It reminds us of Oregon. Day after day of rain and rain and rain. It’s sort of nice actually. Leaves are falling, and all over the ground.Continue reading “Random Thoughts on a Wednesday”
Just received a text message from the weather channel… Freeze Warning. I guess fall is coming in like a lion. Does that even apply? I have no idea. The leaves are coming down now. We had our first city leaf pick up this week. There will be four spread over three months. First round… 18Continue reading “Fall-ing”
A quick word before the review takes over this post. This review refers to the television series by BBC available in the states on Netflix instant play. Sleek. Gritty. Stylized. Anderson. Story. Dornan. Smart. Creepy. Gripping. YES.
It’s a rainy, windy, blustery, wet day here in Illinois. It started yesterday, the blue sky fading as the clouds came in and the rain and wind started up. It reminds me of an Oregon Fall. Loads of rain, gray skies, everything just getting soaked. It’s a cup of coffee read a book kind ofContinue reading “Falling For Illinois”
Hey all… been a few days. Again. We had a busy weekend, a lay low day on Monday (Karen had to work, but we didn’t go anywhere), went to get some new glasses ordered for Karen yesterday and stopped off at the park to take the dogs for a walk on the way home, andContinue reading “Maintenance”
Have A Seat, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.
Monday and beautiful outside. I love these days. Crisp air, blue sky, fall feeling, leaves changing and falling. This is an absolutely gorgeous place to live.
Floating Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl I think Weston and Riley’s outside water bowl needs to be emptied and re-filled, don’t you? Though really…. they don’t stay out long enough in the rain to need a drink. They are fair weather pups. No rain shall touch them… if they can help it.
The Color of Fall Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl The leaves are changing, the weather has changed, and soon the time will follow. Yes ladies and gents… autumn has arrived.
Fall Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl I decided, since I’m pretty behind in posting the inner workings of our lives over the last couple of months, I would sort of post a general overview of what’s happened, what we’ve been up to, and general “stuff” related to that. It’s fall now. Obvious, I know. For usContinue reading “Fall”
In The Clear, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. The theme for this week’s Photo Hunt is purple. I remembered that I’d taken a few shots during the fall of 2007 that might fit the bill and when I looked I discovered this one. Then I realized I’d posted it here at the Think Tank before. AhContinue reading “Photo Hunt – Purple”
The Last Bloom, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Here it is, the last bloom on our red rose bush this year. Sad to see them go. There’s something about fall though, putting things to bed, getting things buttoned up. I like it.
photo.jpg, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Fog over the Columbia River, Oregon. Taken with the iPhone camera.
Geranium, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Sometimes a photo turns out differently from what you expected. I intended to take this as a macro shot, which I did. I just didn’t realize how it would look after it was taken. There’s something about it, very much like a portrait of a flower. I liked it.
I feel like I’m playing hookie. Always do. It’s Veteran’s Day and I don’t have to work today. Neither does Karen. Nice. We’re both sitting in the office, each at our respective desks on our respective computers, each with a cup of tea, music playing, and Weston curled up sleeping on his bed next toContinue reading “Savoring The Day”
It’s fall, and it seems that during these months my need to read and write poetry comes on strong. The two poems that follow are some of my older stuff.
Mums Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl I took this one yesterday. They are the last flowers to bloom in our yard this year and are putting up a good fight, hanging on pretty well. The dew was very heavy yesterday, as it’s been most days in the last week or so. Lots of fog hanging lowContinue reading “Mums The Word”
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Cathedral Park Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl