Thursday, November 01, 2012

The subtle shades of Autumn

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

There is an expression used in dyeing yarn with an Iron Mordent, - it saddens the colours,
 and this is what the misty, rainy weather has done to the surrounding hills
as we travel back and forth  over the Yellow Lake Pass to Penticton,
 to sit with Charles in the hospital. 
His hip is healing nicely, but because of his age
he is having a rocky time with
post-op delirium
and yesterday we found him quite lucid first thing in the morning
but by noon we were all on board ship around his bed, and he was cautioning us
not to go too near the railing.
I hope tomorrow will be better.
They say the sun will shine.
But what could be more lovely than these
rich rusts and golds that change each day,
depending upon where the mist swirls.

Here at home the garden takes on the subtle shades of fall.

and across the little undeveloped parkland the shrubs and trees shimmer in the rain
These daily trips through gorgeous autumn colours are lovely and quiet,
but not quite adequate compensation for a healthy husband.


Ann Nichols said...

Absolutely lovely photos - so Fall!
Many prayers for Charles.

Penny said...

I think Ann said it all. Thinking of you.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thoughts are with you both Hildred. We've had some interesting post-surgical 'journeys' in this family too. Not a lot of fun.

I am glad you can take some joy from the beautiful fall colors in nature and I hope you are getting some good rest as well.

Hildred and Charles said...

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts - my beautiful granddaughter just phoned to tell me she had been visiting Grandpa and feeding him supper with a stern hand and eye. He responds well to these girls who are stern with him!!!!!

Barb said...

Hildred, I'm thinking of Charles and hope he recovers soon so he can come home to you. Sometimes the anesthesia plays nasty tricks. Take care of yourself, too. Looks a bit gloomy there, but I do love mist.

Dimple said...

Hi Hildred, Thank you for taking the time to visit my little corner of the blog world.
I'm glad to hear that Charles's hip is improving, I'm sure his mind will, as well.
Lovely photos!

nonizamboni said...

So like you to find loveliness all around you in spite of Charles' recovery stress. My best to you both!
Happy weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Dropping by again with some good thoughts and virtual hugs.