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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ABC Wednesday

The Letter is P

For Pippi Longstocking

Here is Pippi
- an 'unconventional, assertive' fictional character from books
by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.
Pippi has superhuman strength.
She frequently mocks and dupes adults
and reserves her worst behavior for the most
pompous and condescending.
Pippi does not want to grow up,
just like that other PP - |Peter Pan
She is the daughter of a Buccaneer Captain
and has many adventurous stories to tell
concerning him
She has four best friends.
Her horse and her monkey,
and the neighbour's children, Tommy and Anika.
Pippi's full name is
Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking
Pippi saw the light of day when she was so named
by Astrid Lindgren's daughter, Karin,
who requested a get well story from her mother
one day when she was home sick from school.
You may read more about Pippi and her world in a small Swedish village
by visiting Wikipedia, from whence
came all that I have told you so far.
This is a bit of a short cut but I only have hours home from the hospital
where Charles is recovering from his hip surgery last Friday!!!
For more great P's visit here at ABC Wednesday.
Many thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt and her Peppy Helpers.