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

Friday, October 30, 2009


Leaves, leaves - everywhere.
I can remember years ago that I would practically pick up every leaf that fell. I would rake and rake. I am using my blower to clear walk and deck. Later a grass cutting can chop up what is left.
I am not raking leaves anymore - maybe clean where they have banked up against house.

The wind is blowing on a warm afternoon and the leaves are blowing - maybe some will blow further into the woods. My drive, small yard and the woods are covered with a blanket of leaves. To my aging eyes it looks beautiful.

The front field is being cut and it looks kind of barren. Hope they plant winter wheat and the field will look like a golf course. If they do not it is alright with me. Not my decision.

Monday my son is visiting and bringing my youngest granddaughter. I am looking forward to this time. My middle daughter is visiting on Tuesday and I will take her to lunch for her birthday.

My oldest granddaughter has received a call about a job offer in New York. She has accepted and will start the first of December. This will be another exciting journey for me to follow.
She will share an apartment with a fellow student who graduated with her.

The outside of my windows are filled with Ladybugs. Seems I read somewhere that is good luck. Anyone more knowledgable on this then me?

One Woman just checking in before the weekend.


Debbie in CA : ) said...

Having settled in after my trip to Hawaii (preparing blogposts as well) I am finally really making the rounds to "say" something rather than just pop in and read before I slip away (as I have been doing of late).

Well, my dear . . . THERE'S QUITE A LOT TO ENJOY HERE! Whew! Fabulous, wonderful, insightful, and spilling blessings. Thank you so much for letting me take a peek into your mindful journey. I am always blessed.

Happy belated birthday, sweet friend. XO!

Marcie said...

The leaves are wonderful Ernestine! We don't have enough trees for this blanket of leaves to contend with, and the leaves that do fall are mostly swept away by wind.

Enjoy your visits with family!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Debbie, I read about your wonderful trip. Always a dream of mine. Thank you for checking in. Take care. Aisling, always so good to hear from you. Yes, leaves in the back and bare field in the front. Have a good day. It is raining at my home.

Beverly said...

Ladybugs are not only cute, but they eat the bugs you do not want. Lily and I released ladybugs in my backyard for that very purpose, but, they left. Be glad they are there...

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Beverly, I have a lot of them.
Guess - I am lucky. Have a good weekend my dear friend.

Laura said...

I definitely think ladybugs are lucky! And it's so beautiful when they land en masse.

Enjoy the Fall leaves.

Darlene said...

Colorado had a ladybug swarm in the Spring that made National news. Maybe they are heading South for the winter and have landed at your place. They are the best kind of bugs to have.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Laura and Darlene, I am smiling as I am taking my lady bugs - that are covering my windows - as a good luck sign.
Thanks for visiting!!

Judy said...

Hi Ernestine, The wind blew here all day yesterday at speeds up to 30 miles per hour. It looked like a tornado of leaves swirling around my house and blowing across the street and into my neighbors yards. They probably hate all my trees! Like you, I think they are pretty, too. Happy Halloween.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Judy, the same system blew through here. Maybe some of my leaves are in the woods. Thanks for checking in and have a good day. The sun is shining.