Sunday, September 20, 2015

O What A Tangled...

...well, I didn't weave this spider's web...a big, black, ugly spider did, right in the entrance of our grape arbor that leads to Serenity Cove.  And you know what they say about real estate...the three most important parts are location, location, and location...alas, no more web for Mr. Spider.

Even though it's not quite officially Autumn yet - that happens this coming week - it definitely felt like it this weekend.  Temps in the 40's in the mornings, warming up into the 60's and low 70's during the day.

After two weeks of stress related to our system upgrade over the Labor Day weekend, this was pretty much a do nothing weekend.  Spent some time relaxing in the fading glory of our backyard, enjoyed an evening by the fire...
...did a little writing on what might turn into a novel length manuscript - it ain't a novel unless it gets published - finished up a couple of movies we'd started a couple of weeks ago...and in general, tried to ignore work problems and recharge a bit.  Mildly successful on that score, but it truly never ends.

Not really ready to jump back into the maelstrom that is work, but since I forgot to be a millionaire, it's off to work we go in the morning.

Later, mcm fans...

Sunday, September 13, 2015

First Fire...

...of the fall...and it's not even really autumn yet...but it sure feels like it this September weekend...48 degrees this morning, so I built a fire in the chiminea.  Plus this was already the 3rd weekend of the high school football season, so we're a third of the way through (the regular season; less when you count the playoffs of course).

Another view:

Missed a week of blogging due to a major computer conversion at work...biggest one we've ever done, and we've had our share of issues.  Went from a physical to virtual architecture, from single server to multi-server, along with the requisite operating system upgrade.  Way too many late nights and early mornings, but we're finally almost there.

So I missed pretty much all of the Labor Day weekend, but what I did see of it looked like this:
Rainy!  I was outside when a cloudburst struck, so I sought refuge under one of our umbrellas...

big, fat, end of summer raindrops...

...splashing in the pool...
It's tough to watch summer fading...I do love the fall colors and autumn has its own special pleasures...cool temperatures and crisp clear nights...pumpkins and apple pies and cider and football and fires in the fireplace...

But as summer packs her bags and heads for the station like a spurned lover...
yes, it's a repeat, but I like this imagery...
...and Autumn prepares her brilliant, colorful dance across the stage of Life, I can't shake the melancholy that almost always accompanies endings.

Rather than end on that down note, a few recent, random pics of life in and around the Wild_Hare kingdom:

cool looking replica of an antique radio...matches the decor...
10 am, Sunday morning...
clinging to the kitchen window, wondering when o when will we toss out a few more peanuts for the hungry horde?
yes, that's the infamous Kitty, chillin' up in the garage rafters...

fading glory of our black eyed susans and a solitary daisy...

last of the grape harvest...

the salvias were glorious...
a single morning glory...

Later, mcm fans...