virginia creeper was here last weekend
but the frost changed all this
in fact all these pictures are changed now
a place called home is making me happy
with a stash of cordwood
and off the grid power.
those juneberries are naked now.
fall danced all around
but this is now tan and purple and deep gold
moving to darker now
in the sun the clydesdales (now only four of them)
i found some tansy
blossoms couldn't stand up to the cold
inside some kami-ito waits on my walnut niddy noddy.
and the last two books that still need stitches
are waiting, too.
some paper on glennis' beautiful dyeing
and i had a bit of stuff still to peel off
after the first pressing.
and i wish i had my very own groomer
i think it might be a friendly thing
those of us who don't like too much touching, or talking
may like a little scratchy tongue
just behind the ears...
or maybe not.
it's been a long week, it's not over,
but i will say a huge thank you to
all of you who have trusted me
and purchased the map book.
there are some left still,
should you feel so inclined.
so far some have made it to their new homes
that makes me blush
i hope the rest make it through with the postal service's care
safe and sound.
me, i'm exhausted by the rigors of eleven students.
which sounds ridiculous, i know.