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Some Days Are Like That (Go Right To The Photos)

Report From PIA – October 20

When I woke up this morning I immediately saw that it was absolutely magical outside. Some parts of the yard were heavily frosted, while those closer to the lake were covered not with frost, but with fog. I walked around the property in my bathrobe, taking pictures, amazed at the beautiful mix of life and death in the garden.

After that, it was hit and miss. I did a morning consultation for a garden-coaching client, and this evening spoke to a delightful group of Master Gardeners in Rhode Island. In between I took The Dog to the vet after a freak accident on the beach. He ran up to play with a puppy that was on a leash, and the leash somehow got caught in his eye. Two hours and a vet bill later, I was reassured that he’ll be OK.

None of this is very interesting to anyone, myself included. There were no great insights or moments of wonderful clarity…it was just a frosty, cherished morning, and a day of taking care of business. Even in the garden, some days are just like that.

A view like this at 7 AM is better than coffee.

A view like this at 7 AM is better than coffee.

The raspberries were lightly frosted, but are still good to grow and ripen. The sunflower has been stripped by the birds.

The raspberries were lightly frosted, but are still good to grow and ripen. The sunflower has been stripped by the birds.

Annual Alley was the hardest hit. I love how the Scaevola and Nasturtiums were so prettily frosted.

Annual Alley was the hardest hit. I love how the Scaevola and Nasturtiums were so prettily frosted.

4 Responses to “Some Days Are Like That (Go Right To The Photos)”

  1. 1
    jwlw:

    Good Morning: First blog I read every morning, that photo of the lake is better than coffee. Hope the dog is OK, give him a hug from all our dogs.

    Have a great day,
    John

  2. 2
    CL Fornari:

    Thanks, John. The Dog has a black eye, and it’s sore – he hates it when I put in the ointment the vet gave me. But he’ll be fine. Glad you like the coffee, I mean photo! I have settled into a routine of blogging every evening, so that all day my antenna can be up about what to think and write about. If I get through this first year of blogging every day, maybe I’ll try morning writing in the future.

  3. 3
    jwlw:

    C.L.: I think you are doing great. Have to tell you a story. This morning I read your post first as usual and that started me on a journey.

    First Post I read today was from Cape Cod, MA. Second one was suppose to be from east coast, turned out it was from Hawaii. Then I was in Tennessee and the post is about North Carolina. Last one was a foliage tour in Washington state. Very interesting journey. All have great photos and interesting writing.

    John

  4. 4
    CL Fornari:

    I love that, John!