Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Beautiful Fall Day

Drove to country home of the friend who brings me her fresh eggs, her son grows a variety of
pumpkins.  Bought a few, so it feels like Fall here, could take little ones out of trunk of car
3 big ones could not pick up.   Someone will pull down this long drive soon and remove and place them for me.
love driving the surrounding country roads, all types of machines working in the fields.
Arrived here 40 years ago and vowed never to leave and I did twice and returned to acreage
I kept.   I will never leave again.   Peace dwells on the land surrounding me....

Orchids are resting and will begin blooming after Christmas.  They put on such a show and did
not want them on my old chop block but they have claimed it.   Just the right amount of sun and
shade coming in that window.

Monk holding a bird is my son's, he left it in my keeping and it has been upstairs for 8 years and
yesterday I brought it down stairs to be among the Orchids - I like him...
this cooler weather is delightful and enjoyed lunch on the screen porch, almost fell asleep.
toasted cheese sandwich with last tomato a friend brought, chips,some grapes,  feta cheese stuffed olives
and a mozerella ball that had been marinated in olive oil and herbs - good...


Marcie said...

Love the hints of autumn. The saint reminds me of a St Fiacre we had in an old garden when my girls were small. Lunch looks yummy. Wish I could join you!

Wisewebwoman said...

I'm always hungry when I see your plates.

Live the monk and your orchids


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Love your bits of autumn and hearing that you are having cooler weather. Your lunch looks so healthy and inviting.

Your statue reminds me of St. Francis, because of the little bird.

Happy autumn dear Ernestine ~ Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

Judy said...

I do believe that is St. Francis of Assissi--he always had animals around him and food for them. I love him too! I need to try Orchids again.

Lenora, Scottsdale said...

Good morning Ernestine. I love your blogs and so glad to see you back again. I think of you often in the middle of the night as I fight continued arthritic back pain. Don't feel so alone. Getting out is so important especially for the mind. Made an effort to go to Walgreens and Home Depot this morning but could only do Walgreens. Tomorrow a better day I hope? Love your autumn photos. Here in Arizona still hot but starting to cool off. Stay well, your notes help me do much. Hugs Lenora

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

thank you to everyone
and Lenora, so good to hear from you
please keep in touch...

Tabor said...

You have made a paradise where you are. All the memory items. I saved my orchid I bought this year and will have to see if I can get it to bloom again.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Tabor, thank you :)