Hello, my friends. It’s been an absolutely stellar weekend here in Maryland, with mild temperatures and abundant sunshine. The nights have been just cool enough to close all the windows. It’s perfect October weather.I elected to stay home this weekend and keep the home fires burning. I built a camp fire last night, and invited my son and his friend, L for dinner. I got a good fire going and they both took over tending it for the night. We roasted hot dogs on sticks, and then made s’mores for dessert. We used the ‘cheater’ method this time. (One roasted marshmallow between two Keebler fudge-striped graham cookies). Way yummy, too.
I got lots of chores done, cleaned the yard up some, washed all of the bird feeders, and even carved a jack-o-lantern, and set out pumpkins and gourds for display. It was truly a nice, quiet time.George has had several good walks this weekend, too, and he’s super glad about that.
Oh, and I heard this nice tune, as well:
Just hit play and keep reading ~
It’s just such a lovely melody. I could let the words make me feel sad, but I’m choosing not to. Sometimes you just have to make a choice.
I went outside with the macro lens this afternoon and took all of the shots in this post.
A glimpse of the old manor house in the early afternoon sunshine.
The days may not be so bright and balmy—yet the quiet and melancholy that linger around them is fraught with glory. Over everything connected with autumn there lingers some golden spell—some unseen influence that penetrates the soul with its mysterious power. ~Northern Advocate
Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. ~Jim Bishop
I shot everything on F 6.3 in manual mode, adjusting the speed and the ISO for each image. There was a time when I didn’t know how to work the camera, but I’ve finally figured out the basics, I guess.
I sat outside today and this was my view to the front. George napping.
My sitting chair.
Looking up from my chair and hoping that I don’t get hit with a hickory nut.
So how are things in your neck of the woods?
Inquiring minds would like to know.