Sunday, October 21, 2012

It was supposed to be a quick trip...

...Started out at 6:30 a.m. to see a yard sale that listed "original art".  My mind made the leap to art supplies, so of course it was necessary that I check it out.  Arrived in Freeport at 7:15...and no cars,no sale.  So wandered a bit, took some photos, and checked back at 8a.m. and they were open.  No supplies.  Seeing as it was still so early, decided to head out and see what else caught my eye.  Quite a few things actually - 170 photos later.....arrived home at 3ish that afternoon.

Part of the wanderlust, other than just seemed the right thing to do, had to do with the fact that Milk Dud, my non-attack protection dog [but she was my snake warning system] had to be euthanized last week.  She had been diagnosed with cancer, but I was just watching to see....well it was only three weeks since the diagnosis.  Dud went downhill rapidly and I did not want her to suffer ... Miss her but know it was the right thing to do.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall really arrived ...

...temps in the 50's last night.  Today wind is blowing and quite overcast - and the sound of dove hunters in the not too far distance.  
Haven't posted in few weeks because I've been working on "stuff".  Not the fun, creative making "stuff" but the overwhelming accumulation of "stuff".  Now that I can be seen as extremely mature [don't personally like being referred to as senior citizen despite it being a fact] been pondering what to do with things accumulated that I would not get to even if I were to reach the age of 125 [62 is challenging enough as it is].  So I am culling the items.  Some are going on ebay, some reserved for friends and family {and I hope they maintain their sense of humor when they see what has been set aside for them} and the majority is being categorized, priced and prepared for a living-estate sale to be held in the spring.  Has been interesting to revisit some items, others have caused the "good grief, what was I thinking" response.  
In lieu of escaping to creating, the camera was put to use in the backyard.  This photo is calming and speaks of fall.