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Thursday, October 19

Now we wait for fall to return morning coffee muses.

Today the sun doesn’t feel quite as pleasant. The heat feels more like summer less like a beautiful fall day. Though, fall it is. There is a steady fall of leaves from the red oak. Already since yesterday’s Deere meditations, the ground has been recarpeted with fallen leaves. So now the yearly race is on… Will it manage to hold on to enough leaves till color change comes to be my personal “red tree”?

Other than that, the grass is still green, the sky is still blue, the birds are still quiet, and the butterflies are attacking the butterfly weed. Yesterday I spotted my first phoebe of the fall season. A phoebe, according to Google, is a tyrant flycatcher. A highly appropriate bird for America today. Though, I don’t know of another signal tyrant as brightly coloured as the orange headed one in Washington.

(Two thousand words of political rant deleted. See I can agree to disagree… And I will disagree)

If you wonder what I disagree with… just read anything that comes out of our White House, our Congress, or our Supreme Court now that Republicans have hijacked our republic.

Have a great day all.


Post Deere Meditations Muse

I’m on the back porch contemplating the outcome of my Deere meditations as I cool down with some ice water. Looking good. Now for a shower and lunch.

Ever since Harvey I’ve been flummoxed by the outside power outlets being dead. I’d checked the breaker box over and over. I’d checked the ground fault outlets throughout the house looking for one that tripped. Finally, I was on my way into the granny flat to see if it was hiding in there. Guess where it was… The laundry room. And I couldn’t see the light because there were two battery chargers blocking it. Problem solved. And now I know where to look next time.

Google Earth Pro

One of the things that came about because of the death of my old computer is I reinstalled Google Earth. When I initially opened the program I zoomed in to my home. Boy was I blown away. They have done wondrous things with their 3D generators…

I mean look at these images… You can see items on the porch. It even shows the power boxes on the wall.The trees are a little gauzy, but each and every one is there. The images are a year or so old, so a lot has changed. But… WOW.

Here is my mom’s back yard…

It’s all a little fuzzy, but the pots around the trees are there, the swing, the plants….

My sons place in Sloatsburg, NY falls just a mile or so outside the 3D boundary.

If you would like to play you can do it online at Google Earth. Go play a little, you never know what you might discover.

Here is my neighborhood… That me at the blue dot.