Most of my weekend was lost to setting up a new computer and I consider that an excellent reason to slow down for a few days. Even with better tools for transferring data than last time I did this almost seven years ago, a lot of it is frustrating and it still takes forever to tame the new machine.
The old one has been wonky for several months so I'm no longer nervous about a shutdown or crash or fried hard disc now. Still, some time away from it is warranted.
I haven't decided when I'll make a full-fledged return, but it will be in time for a lead-up to election day and I've prepared a few little things to fill in for me while I step back this week.
Today it's a little slide show of some snaps I've taken over the past couple of weeks.
Every now and then, a perfect weather day comes along. This was one of them: blue sky, a feathery trail of white cloud, brilliant, bust-out yellow against the green.
When the pathway to the mailbox is this colorful, you wish they delivered twice a day like long ago:
Sometimes I've missed the more exuberant fall color there is in the east. Most of the trees in the northwest are evergreen, so there's not the riot of color as in New England. But in my third fall here now, I think each kind of autumn has its charms.
When it rains a lot and the temperature is not too low, mushrooms pop up all around here. I wish I knew if these were edible.
Maybe you recall that I've mentioned my new project, the history of old age. I've been collecting books and other materials I need which I finally pulled together in one place so they're not scattered in several rooms where I was losing track of what I wanted.
Now it's time to play Where's Waldo. Well, not quite. This is Where's Ollie the Cat? Can you find him?
Here's the old dear being almost cooperative for a photo.
There is a little note for you at The Elder Storytelling Place today.