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Them’s fightin’ words

Yankees vs Tigers for first round of American League Division Series. There will be fisticuffs at the Compound come Friday. Mr. Brown is cocksure that i’ll be mopey for the rest of the playoffs once his team is through with mine. We’ll see about that. Go Tigers!

Coffee break with Levi

I can’t lose such a beautiful morning, no matter how far behind I am with the website deadline. I would have too many November regrets. Levi and I went down to the ponds edge and had a drink. His was questionable pond water, mine was coffee. Ducks, sparrows, squirrels. Mulder felt left out and tried to come down too but its a pretty rough slope. His back legs don’t always work in concert with his front...

Frosty, foggy, flowery

Hard frost this morning, thick on the roof and crunchy on the lawn. It took out another pumpkin plant. We finished the last of the sweet corn yesterday so no loss there. The flowers held their own. The fog over the pond was gorgeous, and another photo as the sun cleared the trees. It’s unusual that the pond is both still and clear, the duck weed all at the east end. Reflections are a rare but welcome...

Glad for a place to spend the night

You can’t take the flower arrangement indoors until all the critters have vacated. Most every gladiolus bloom was a bed for a bee this cool September morning. They are quite dozy if disturbed. Today should be toasty and I’m sure he’ll be on his way and busy...

George made the paper

From the story about the fair in this week’s local paper: The Bench Show, coordinated by Irene Knull, displayed an astonishing collection of items in many categories….One of this reporter’s favourites was the large and wonderful photographic display. The submissions by Vicki Pyle and George Brown were not the only fabulous entries, but definitely some wonderful, artistic ones! Yes, generally, we...

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