October weekend. It sounds so lovely, but I can hardly believe the words as they are spoken. Already!
I've taken the plunge and placed a couple of dignified pumpkins at my doorstep. There are so many simple and beautiful dooryards in small European villages. Larger cities, even, where the homeowner has given thoughtful care to what a visitor or passerby might take in as they approach.
A good sweep is enough to make me feel proud! I usually don't add much to the potted plant and a few inevitable water cans by the front door.
The hickory walking stick is usually kept just inside, with a few others. And a couple of fishing baskets. Together with a rusty old tackle box they can give an impression of a life I only wish I lived. I was probably five the last time I went "fishing."
But we are always ready for a saunter down an autumn lane with a pair of binoculars in tow to take in the glories of a fine October. . . .
Mr. Cottage has come in just now with the mail to exclaim that the first Sandhill Cranes have arrived!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Ciao! for now!
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