Leaving daylight savings time behind and moving on into a brand new month. The holidays are lurking over the next horizon. If we didn’t get all our fall chores done, it may be too late. . . but weather is always changing and you never know — the autumn sun may break through once again, as it did a few days ago and gifted us with the longest lasting brilliance of gorgeous colors I’ve ever seen.
Rainy weather gives us the opportunity for polishing up the website and keeps us out of the woods for the moment. Which means I won’t get lost like I did this summer when I tried following a deer trail into the forested area that will become part of the Gardens. Barehanded I plowed through blackberry bushes and climbed a fence no one knew was there, trying to get to the bottom of the hill where I thought I could leave the woods behind. I discovered a spring, a little stream, and ended up surrounded by a beautiful area with ferns and water plants. I was in a bog and didn’t know which way to go to get out. When I called my husband for help, I lost battery power before conveying my whereabouts. It was quite a day! Obviously I finally made contact with my frantic husband’s voice and was rescued. What an adventure! I’ll be celebrating my 82nd birthday next month. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of time for more adventures.