Pooky's Grandma is always up for anything just like my Grandma Rachael, my Mom Carrie and myself~Kerrie. She is a combo of all of these people....
I do not know where August went at all, it just flew in and out like a hummingbird! It was another great summer in Auburn NY and Owasco Lake though. My John taught sailing lessons this year and though I was not a student as I was last year, it was still great to see the youngsters so enthusiastic about learning from little ones up to teenagers.
My girlfriend Nellie has a small apple orchard in her backyard in the country and she gave me Apples for pies, eating and sauce. There is nothing like fresh fruit with no insecticides! And I took several photos with the leaves still on the fruit so I can draw or paint them later.
I love the rich colors of the apples. A pie is in the offing-ha! She also gave me some small apples and a couple of pears-I am in fruit heaven-ha!
Fall is my favorite time of year. Others get Spring Fever but I get Fall Fever when the mornings start to get crisper in temperature and the fresh air smells heavenly. Warm Indian Summer type days with lots of sunshine....what's not to like??
So while I am picking some green tomatoes to ripen on my window sill, I picked up the first very colorful leaf from the back lawn. A sure sign that it is Fall, Y'all!
Wonderful Sunflowers much taller than my car and even with me when I look out of my dining room window. This one plant must have had at least a dozen blossoms so far-Joy de vi!
New beginnings: I have been accepted for a p/t job and I cannot wait to start! I can walk to the location if I want! My granddaughter is getting married the 19th of this month and John is going to SC with me for that. So exciting! Trying to lose a few pounds before then but John and I are addicted to ice cream! He buys it and leaves it at MY HOUSE so he is not tempted. Works for him but not for me-LOL! My closest cousin became a born again Christian at the beginning of August and I could not be more delighted. God has been so busy in all of our lives! We are so blessed.
Some sadness as a niece was hit with a sudden illness in the spring and is unable to move in the prime of her life. There is no true diagnosis as yet either so we all continue to pray. And my oldest friend from Kindergarten lost her son just a few days ago in his midlife from cancer. There is no pain like the loss of a child..... ♥
I am still singing and playing guitar with the praise group at church but have added my violin to the mix for the first time this last Sunday and enjoyed ad lib with the organist for the final hymn. Took me back to my youth when I made that violin sing at times! Our group has grown from 3 to 5 and now as many as 9 on various instruments and voices. God is really blessing our United Church of Auburn, NY. There are more children all the time filling 2 pews sometimes and their enthusiasm and participation is so refreshing!
My wild and happy heart to yours....
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