Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

We are going to town this morning.  We have made out a list and checked the order of errands, culminating in Charles' visit to the ophthamologist  for his second eye injection, which he assures me is nothing more than a faint little 'pinchy' feeling, and I take him at his word and hope it will do all the things that the doctor says it will in preserving his vision.

As I get ready to go my own vision is all too sharp.  I am paying somewhat more attention to my face than I usually do when I notice, to my horror, a new wrinkle amongst all the others that I try valiantly to ignore.  This one is across the bridge of my nose, and as I crinkle up my face to try to figure out how it arrived I see before me a real witch's face!!!!  Has Halloween come early and have I been bewitched?  Horrors!!!!  But no, I uncrinkle my face, and there are all the old familiar 'character' lines, and I resolve that I will try to stay as serene as possible so the new wrinkle won't get any deeper!

I read a query recently to the effect that if God wanted women to have wrinkles, why didn't he arrange for them to appear on just the soles of their feet.....I thought that was a good question, deserving of a good answer.....

On the way to the City Charles is driving and I am taking pictures, but on the way back the late afternoon sun lights the trees so that they are glowing and I am not clever enough to take pictures while I drive.  But I do nourish my love for autumn.....

We visit the garden shop where I buy some amaryllis to have for Christmas, and a few hyacinth's to make February brighter.  While there I take this picture of a lovely two toned tree

and a wagon of pretty fall pansies, which I resisted.

An endearing day (except for the new wrinkle) but now it is time to go and do bedtime chores and say goodnight.


Dimple said...

Lovely fall colors, Hildred. I planted some yellow pansies in a hanging basket last spring, and they are still blooming, even after a frost or two.
Blessings to both of you today, I hope Charles' visit to the eye doctor accomplished what was desired.

Leslie said...

I thank you for sharing your glimpses of fall with your readers... for those of us who live in southern climes it is the only real glimpse we get of this lovely season!

And I had to chuckle at your meditations on women and wrinkles... I would prefer them on the soles of my feet, as well!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful Fall! I suppose if we expressed all our emotion with the soles of our feet, we would get our "character lines" there.

NObody is clever enough to take pictures while they're driving ;>)

Inger-M said...

You're showing gorgeous fall colors; both in the wild and cultivated!
Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog! :-)

Fonnell/Grammie/mom said...

Fall is so lovely up there! Our front yard tree is on fire with red. Wish I could bottle it for winter.

I think you are beautiful no matter how the wrinkles lie.

Enjoy the last day of Oct tomorrow!

Barb said...

I second the motion that we move all wrinkles to the soles of the feet! I try not to look with sharply focused eyes at my face in the mirror - it only leads to disappointment. Love those gigantic trees! (Are those Chinese Lanterns at the garden shop?)