Eclectic, quirky, and sometimes edgy…this is how things look from my front porch.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Now that the heat of summer is over, the geraniums in the yard and on the porch are going crazy with blooms.  It is as if they are wriggling themselves into a comfortable chair and saying "ahhhhhh."

I made a few changes in the kitchen.  Somewhere, I saw a kitchen which had open shelf displays.  I'm not wild to show my cupboards in general, but this one skinny cabinet never held too much, anyway.  In one of my magazines, I saw a bowl with large polka dots which I fell in love with several years ago. I've been looking for one for forever.  I was so surprised to find it right here in Portsmouth a couple of weeks ago.  The cool Cracker Jacks lunch box came from Goodwill.

I love this Hostess Cupcakes sign.  It sits as a back splash behind my stove.  It is metal and easily wiped off.

Wowsers, I used to love Hostess cupcakes which I took with me in my lunchbox to Sunset Ridge Elementary School in East Hartford, Connecticut. 

New Camera on the Great Dismal Swamp Canal Trail

The wildfire has finally calmed down enough for me and my old friend above to go back out biking on the trail.

Only a few trees have started turning their leaves, but the air smelled of Autumn somehow.

The road stretched out empty before me, but it will be filled with folks 24 hours from now, as there's a 5K race planned.  Oh thank you, God, that I came today.

This old farmhouse looks abandoned these days.
But who left the Blue Willow China behind ?

The picture below looks almost abstract.  What you see is fall leaves drifting on the water's surface and the sky reflected in the canal.

I love these stairs down to the canal.
After about 7 miles, I emerged from trees lining both sides of the trail to this Van Gogh view