Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Bees Have It

Picture Collage - Bees and Honey

The last time I bought honey, I just picked up a jar at the grocery store.  I didn’t want to drive all the way to Smoky’s just outside of Franklin, but I don’t think I’ll do that again.  The grocery store honey is OK for baking, but I miss the taste of clover or sourwood when I use it it my tea.

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Mother Nature’s Gallery Opening

Rosman, NC Fall 2011 Colors

Northwest side of Joshua Mountain, October 2011

We’re having a fabulous fall display this year.  The weather’s been cool at night and warm and sunny during the day; perfect weather to produce spectacular colors.  All my photos look dull compared to the view from my front porch.

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It’s That Time Again…


The nights are getting cooler – last week we had a low one day of 31°f. It’s time for Penny and Odysseus to migrate indoors for the winter. Their move went relatively peacefully this year – no quarrelling about who gets which dining-room window or any of the usual upsets.

Here are a couple of pictures of Penny and Odysseus catching up on some of their favorite indoor activities. Penny, of course, is a competition-class dogback rider and likes to spend the winter keeping her riding skills honed (although Bella isn’t always a willing mount). Odysseus is quite the writer. Here he is catching up on his e-mail and blogging. I wish I could share some of his literary work with you, but unfortunately, he eschews English and writes most of his pieces in Belarusian, Ukrainian and Russian using the Cyrillic alphabet. (This is so annoying because he frequently forgets to put my keyboard back to qwerty when he finishes!)

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