Thursday morning

Morning has broken in Bon Accord.  And at least this morning it wasn’t freezing.

We had a fairly heavy frost the night before last, but last night I think we were frost-free.  Still, I am wearing gloves in the morning on my walk.

I love Fall, but I hate the impending cold.  I wish it could be about 10 degrees in the mornings and then warm up to about 25 throughout the day, slowly lowering to a manageable 14 or so throughout the night.  That would be perfect.  It’s the colours of Fall that are so enchanting, I can’t wait to see all the trees turn shades of red and gold.  And then there are the smells: that spicy, almost musky smell of leaves as they fall and collect on the ground; the deep, rich smell of earth as gardens and fields are cleaned up of the decay from another growing season.  It’s an intoxicating mix.

I took my first camera class on Tuesday.  It was a little basic, but I did learn a couple of things about my camera that surprised me.  I’m looking forward to next week, and will be definitely signing up for future classes.  I am hoping to discover the secrets that make some of my fluky photos so good, while others are just abysmally bad.  Not that I ever expect to be a pro, but I would like to have some consistency about the pictures I take, and a better understanding of this lovely camera and how to make it do what I want it to do.

Work is a bit of a trial this year.  New schedules, plenty of changes.  It’s been a stressful couple of weeks.  I think, though, I’m finally settling into the changes.  Me and change — never a good mix.

It’s grandson #2’s birthday this weekend.  He will be 2 years old.  My goodness they are growing up so fast.  Beginning to think I’m an old granny!  LOL.

My son came over last night and helped his father draw up a plan for our deck.  Hopefully, before too much longer we’ll start the building process.  As with all things we do, this one is not as simple as we had hoped.  But with Landon’s help I think we’ll finally get things underway.  I am so thankful, Bud.

Well, I guess that’s about all the time I have for an update.  A busy day, evening and weekend ahead.  Hope I get back here before the weekend is out.

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6 Comments

  1. Cindy said,

    September 15, 2011 at 8:26 am

    We’re reveling in Spring here, it’s just glorious. Good luck with your photo course, we look forward to seeing your work. And congrats with the wee lad’s birthday.

    • klrs09 said,

      September 16, 2011 at 7:36 am

      Thanks, Cindy. Hope you have a beautiful weekend.

  2. souldipper said,

    September 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Our nights cool down considerably, but I love the warm Fallish temps during the days. I got my wood all chopped and stacked. The Farmer’s Almanac says this will be a challenging winter for us so batten down the hatches! Old granny? Hardly, Kath!

    • klrs09 said,

      September 16, 2011 at 7:38 am

      Yes, I’m afraid we’re in for another doozy of a winter. The very thought of it makes me want to curl up in a small place and just wish it was Spring again. Fall out your way must be spectacular!

  3. September 16, 2011 at 6:26 am

    I find Autumn hard: mainly because,as you say, it involves so much change..loads of changes at my work this September too. Looking forward to hearing more about your deck…

    • klrs09 said,

      September 16, 2011 at 7:39 am

      Thanks Kate. Change is tough. . . don’t really know why, but I do know I’ll eventually adjust. It just seems the older I get the longer it takes. Have a good weekend.


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