The leaves are turning!

Looking out the window this morning a bit of colour caught my eye. Up until today the view has been green, green, green. This morning a bit of yellow and red have stolen into the landscape. Autumn is on its way.

First Autumn Colours 2010
First Autumn Colours 2010

It was raining again this morning, but not cold, or even terribly humid. I have only had to water my deck garden a few times this summer, the rain has arrived consistently to do the job. I’m not sure I’d go to the trouble again. Although we will harvest enough tomatoes, basil and zucchini to justify the initial cost of putting in the garden, it doesn’t yield enough to provide for more than few light meals. I am hoping that we can put in a more substantial garden at the little house, where bears aren’t an issue.

I’ve two days off this week. I’ll spend my time preparing for our next excursion to the little house. The list of things to take with us gets longer and longer. Anything we take in the car during these visits will not need to be transported by moving van in the future. Some things are making the trip back and forth, like power tools, because we use them at both locations.

Next week I have one day of work.

My to do list is short today. I have a few phone calls to make, but I have to wait until after 9:00 am to make them. It seems I’m always waiting for the rest of the world to wake up! Most of the morning chores are already done, just the bed to make and then the house is ready to “show”.

I think it is time for me to return to my book project, which has been neglected all summer long. The Canadian research is complete, I just need to pay to see the US records to fill in the blanks for one line of the family. However, I hesitate to spend any money on such non-necessities, because we are supporting two houses and a car. Perhaps I’ll publish without the US relatives, one has to work within one’s means.

Worldly Distractions


21 °C
Condition: Cloudy
Pressure: 102.0 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: 21.0°C
Dewpoint: 16.0°C
Humidity: 73 %
Wind: 9 km/h
Humidex: 26


“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(1807 – 1882)

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Sil in Corea

According to Korean farmers, August 23rd is “End of Heat,” the day when the first wisps of cool air come down from Siberia to relieve us. Last night was the first night the temp went below 22 C, and it was a blessed relief. It won’t be long now before the Asian maples change to ruby-red and the ginko trees turn to gold. 🙂