"There should be new words every October for the
colors gold and scarlet and bronze and russet.
There they are, living fire, and a re-establishment
of God's good will to earth."
This October has been too warm for the trees to put on a lot of color this year in my area. Last year it was much the same, well as I remember. The photo above is one I found in my archives from a few years ago. There are some beautiful trees around, but they are mostly in the residential areas.
It's hard to believe that soon we will turn the calendar page and October will just be a memory. I've loved every minute of October and watching the changes each day brings.
October 29th is National Cat Day. I personally think every day is Cat Day at our house. lol! Stormy certainly thinks so. She is one smart kitty and understands a lot of what we say. She has her ways of telling me what she wants. Part of it is just the way she looks at you. Can you tell I love her? I love all of our pets, but I have to say that there is just something special about my Stormy girl. I often think of the kitties that are at the Humane Society hoping to find a forever home and say a prayer that they may find someone to love them as much as we love our kitties. Someone might say...you pray for animals, too? Why, yes, I do.
A table full of a few of my favorite things caught my eye...dishes and roosters and sunflowers. Aren't the colors wonderful?
I was very tempted to buy a couple of the mugs, but BG reminded me that we had plenty of coffee cups and didn't need any more. Spoil sport. Never mind he's right and I don't have any room for another thing in my cabinets, but I really, really wanted these. I do have a cute pair of fall mugs that we're using right now that I bought 2 years ago and put away because of that lack of room and then...I hate to tell this part...I couldn't find them last year. But this year when I cleaned out a
junk storage closet...voila! There they were...so I washed them and made room for them to use this fall season. Oh, to have a dish pantry!
The beautiful bouquet of flowers was given to my daughter for Boss's Day which was Oct. 16. See the beautiful rose at the top? I wish I'd gotten a closer shot of it, it was so gorgeous with apricot edges fading to a soft yellow in the center. Other smaller roses were also in the bouquet.
My friend Ell's hubby raises the most beautiful roses. I met Ell over 30 years ago at church and we've been friends ever since. In the summer, they would almost always bring a big bouquet of the most beautiful roses of varying colors to place on the table in front of the pulpit.
Ell called me this week and gave me some news that was hard to hear. She has Stage 4 heart failure. One side of her heart is pretty much dead and she has blockage on the other side. The doctors tell her that there's nothing they can do except put her on a list for a heart transplant. They gave her a batch of pills and pages of things to do and not to do. She told me that she nixed the idea of a transplant saying that there were many younger folks who needed one worse than she does. Ell is 75 and has a strong faith, but she has already dealt with many health issues and she is not very strong physically any longer. I am asking for prayers for her health and also that she and an estranged daughter will be reconciled before it's too late.
Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for being my blog friends. I didn't know when I came back to blogging after being away so long if anyone would be by to visit. And then I lost my blog list and I'm still trying to get it back up to speed. It's a busy season for many of us and I've noticed blogging has slowed down for others too.
Enjoy this last weekend of October!