Monday, October 26, 2015


Truly the best thing to happen last week, Adele releasing a new song and album to follow.   You had to have listened to "Hello" even if you didn't quickly purchase the album in pre-order.   The world has been waiting for her new music for something like four years!   She is just incredible.

Do you have your own "must see" programs on TV or Netflix or whatever you watch?   I am continuing to watch Madam Secretary and The Good Wife on Sunday nights.   And I watch Greys Anatomy and Scandal on Thursday.   I like the story lines, the actors, the strong female characters, and the fact that they are NOT reality TV.   I watch some of what could be considered reality TV, but have never seen any of the Housewives shows or Big Brother or Naked and Afraid (yes, that's a show).   We pay too much for Dish Network but still enjoy having TV so we just deal with it.   We don't have a fast enough internet for online programming.   And of course, there's sports.   

We are barely having a Fall season.   It's still quite warm during the days.   One of my lilacs is budding and blooming.   That's pretty bad.   There are many indications of El Nino happening around the world, but we haven't yet seen rain and of course hope that we do.   Other signs are many sharks out in the waters, relatively close to shore, as well as little red crabs and sea snakes washing ashore south of here, and lots of other things.   Downpours and mudslides and flooding have already happened east of here and on I5 toward LA.   Stay tuned, it's bound to get worse this Winter.   

The skies have been so pretty.   Bright blue skies, fluffy white clouds, beautiful sunsets.   A few chances to wear a sweatshirt in the morning, only to shed outerwear by 9 or 10am.   The chickens are still molting, the equines are growing their winter coats, the sparrows have returned, and the dogs are playful in the cooler air.   

All is well, and now here are a few photos I'd like to share.

Now I must get busy learning the words to Adele's new song so I can sing along in my truck.   Have a good Monday and enjoy the week.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Grapes

They are wrinkling.   A sure sign of Autumn in our area.   The harvest is complete, the skies are bright blue, the leaves on the vines are changing colors, and the few remaining grapes are wrinkling.   

It's so nice to be able to spend time outside all day instead of getting everything done and then hiding inside once the high Summer temperatures hit.   I feel like a more productive person on days like this.   Up at 5:00 or 6:00, to sleep at 9:00 or 10:00.   Lots of fresh air, thinking about eating soup, almost ready to turn on the oven for meatloaf or something, fighting the urge to eat all things pumpkin.   Yes, signs of Autumn.   And the wrinkled grapes.

Thanks for your comments about my image files.   I changed the size and the upload was much faster this morning.   I don't know if I inadvertently changed something or if Blogger was tired of my files, but I've fixed it and made my life just a little easier.

Sunday, October 4, 2015


No, not a food post.   Don't you know me better than that?   Our burrito brothers greeting the morning with me.

Don't you just want to scritch their little cute selves?   

I'm still painfully loading photos to my blog.   I guess I'll have to look into file size and see if that makes Blogger happy.   I haven't changed anything, so clearly they have.   

Friday, October 2, 2015

Try Try Again

I've been trying for a couple days to upload photos to a post that I was writing.   To no avail.   I'm going to try again, right here, right now.   We'll see what happens.

It's October.   We've had more of the gorgeous skies with high scattered clouds against a deep blue backdrop.   Cooler temperatures, and even a sprinkling of water from the sky.   How about that?

And it wouldn't be October without orange, would it?

I don't know why this is so slow, uploading photos.   I'm using the same file size as always.   Scratching my head and hoping to figure it out so I can share more photos as the season moves on.   At least I got three.   It was worth another try, but still not working like it was before.   

Anyhow...have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by to celebrate the launch of this wonderful month.

What Have They Done?

Blogger made some changes this week.   I didn't dig in enough to understand them because most, I'm sure, don't apply to my needs...