Friday, October 16, 2009

The more things are the same, the more they change

First row taken around 8:00 a.m. October 10, 2009. Second row taken around 8:00 a.m. October 11, 2009
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  1. Love the variation in season, Andi.
    Light, color, and the spirit of nature in the fog and snow or ice.
    You allow me a moment of ahhhh before the day begins.

    Maria--productive and relaxing weekend. You deserve those cleaners.

    Beth--you are a good daughter allowing them to have their say and appreciating the intent.

    CF--Oh so right, never enough garlic. Hope it dries out soon so you can get you hands in the dirt. A rejuvenation for the soul.

    Farf-- Mason and Snippet were oh so cute. That cute little fist telling us he's got plenty of strength. Like his grandpa he has wrapped around his finger.

    Gotta get ready for work. 7 new ones today. Got rid of 5 so on an upward trend.
    Waving madly and Fabulous Friday to All.

  2. Colors! I want colors. Pretty colors. Sigh (gazing longingly at the pictures).

    You're a hard act to follow, Lisa - I love the way you break the VGW.

    Visit just about over - 4-5 more hours to go. Blood pressure will fall on the 3-hour tour across the state, through miles and miles of orange groves and sod farms. Very peaceful, and the perfect way to ooze back into my own life. With music from my friend Jim Morris waiting at the other end.

    Happy Friday, y'all! Hope your weekend is filled with surprises.

  3. Holy wow, BURST OF COLOR! Did it change that quickly or did the previous day's fog conceal it?

    Lisa, it was one of those "gotta get the camera" moments… they were sacked out in Mrs. Fetched's new chair & I got off two shots before Snippet woke up. ;-) Mason was in a pretty good mood yesterday & I got several nice shots, I'll post a couple tomorrow.

    Hey Beth! Enjoy the last few hours and the drive home… if Florida traffic lowers your blood pressure, more power to you!

    Off to the mimes, the ones I get paid for anyway.

  4. There's no traffic on this route, Farf. The center of the state is empty. No cars, no homes, no businesses. Just orange groves and sod farms and cattle and - nothing. Anyone familiar with the coasts of FL doesn't believe it. It's like NJ - lots of empty there too, but if all you know is the Turnpike...

  5. Get 7, lose 5. I guess that's some kind of job security, Lisa. Or else just another thing to make you look forward to the weekend. ::waves back::

    Beth, look on the bright side ... after the pretty colors come bare trees and white stuff. Hope you have an uneventful trip home.

    Farf, it's a combination of the two. The fog did hide the color and the cold night brought out some new color.

  6. Gorgeous quartet, brava! ::applauds::

  7. Morning, gang!! Fall, fog and gorgeousness, love the pics!

    FarF - what a sweet photo of mum & Mason. I've got one somewhere like that of my stepbro & his wee one. She'll be two in December. :)

    A cold, rainy day here, but I'm homebound this weekend. The last of the furniture arrives today (it's on the UPS truck right now!) and then a kind person from freecycle is coming by to take the futon. FINALLY. Whew.

    I'm saving most of today for non-writing work - finishing furniture; rearranging stuff, etc. Tomorrow - spa treat in the a.m., followed by writing marathon.

    Everyone enjoy their fall weekend!!

  8. I love fall -- and fall at your place looks particularly wonderful, Andi!

    FAR, I've been lurking at your place, I'll try to work up the nerve to wave publicly.

    ..The Pond of Many Colors is showing under this window and it's blowing me away. I can't think about anything else right now.

    (Waving to everyone I missed)

  9. Ah… good point, Beth. We took some back roads from I-75 to Orlando once — the intent was to give the finger to the toll road, but it was a much more pleasant drive in itself. I dubbed it "backstage."

    Maria, you'll have to post that photo… Snippet thought the one I took was good, I think she put it on her MySpace page. I'd have posted the other one, with both of Mason's arms wrapped around her boob, but it wasn't quite in focus. Rats.

    KB, you know you're welcome to post anytime. Glad to hear you're at least lurking, though. Things doing better with you?

    BTW, Mrs. Fetched's mom got home last night. And there was much rejoicing.

  10. One of the things I miss most here are the beautiful pix every day. sigh I will have many pages to go through so I can ask Andif for copies. (wiggles eyebrows)

    Visiting the library again so I thought I'd check in.

    Have a great weekend, everyone.

  11. I love the difference that cloud cover can make re: frost or no frost. That scraggly tree is awesome. And the frost in the foreground lower right is so cool (no pun intended) until the sun hits it.

    No frost here yet. Heavy cloud cover last night to keep us warm. We have snow flurries in the forecast though.

    All the best to you all and to all the rest who pass this way today and everyday.

  12. Thanks Jen!

    Maria, you really need to take some pics and post some links to them so we can see how good your place looks.

    ::waves to kb::

    Hiya bono. I hope you can visit us more regularly very soon. And ask for copies whenever you want.

    I liked that scraggly tree too, CF -- as I guess you can tell by the way it keeps appearing in all the pics. :)