Friday, August 29, 2008

Early Autumn

"The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The crickets today have joined the chicadas to sing goodbye to summer and welcome fall.

My fall flowers, Joe Pye, Brown Eyed Susans, Butterfly Weed, Milk Weed, Cup Plant, and Gayfeather are all in full bloom.

And tonight Mike Phelps won his 8th gold medal of the 2008 games.

The county fair has one more day

The parks all close tomorrow as the parkees all head back to school.


Saturday, August 9, 2008



Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville - mighty Casey has struck out.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Yard Pictures

So many weeds, so little time.

I pretty much like anything green though, as winter white lasts so long.