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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


all is well for my family,
but not that way for so many.

At the moment only one granddaughter without electricity.

The strong wind has stopped blowing
and it swept the piles of leaves from around
cottage and in the garden.
Kind of a gift...
Now it is still and very cold.
First frost arrived
and sun is now shining.

I wonder why there have been no birds at my feeders for over 3 weeks.
Filled with fresh seed and washed they are waiting.
I glance out the window constantly to see if they have returned.
Even the squirrels have disappeared.
There must be plenty for them to eat in the woods...

A busy inside day is beginning
washing, housework, desk work, computer and making Butternut Squash soup.

Electrician arrives later today to install some lights
as you pull down the long gravel drive.
A switch to be installed inside cottage so I can turn
the lights on when I want them

I like no lights by the woods,
only the moon light - but there may be times
when I want to have the area lighter.

Thank you
to those who contacted me and remembered me in a special way.
over the last few days....


Lynn said...

Most welcome new about your grand's. I love moon glow too. Stay warm.

Judy said...

So glad you are all right and so are your grandkids!!!

Tabor said...

I am so sorry about your stress in worrying about your family. It is hard to be far away and not able to help or take someone in. Also, good to hear about your adding lights. You should keep them everywhere you go!

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

Lynn and Judy, thank you.
Tabor, wish I was not so sensitive.
The lights I kept thinking about and when electrician was here last week to replace smoke detector batteris and reverse hight fans I gave him the go ahead :)

Sharon said...

So glad to read that you and yours are safe. We were very fortunate in that we had wind and rain but nothing out of the ordinary and no damage. I like the idea of lights on your road. When I come home alone to an empty dark house I wish I had outside lights here.