I'm surprised at how quickly the weather has turned so cool so quickly and today was the perfect day: cool morning, brilliant sunshine and not a cloud in the sky.
I loved it that I was able to capture the moon in the late afternoon sky. Here are three shots:
There's something about the shadows cast by the autumn sun. This is a drainage ditch that runs through our pasture. I could be poetic and refer to it as a brook or even a stream, but unfortunately, it's only a rough ditch that drains the rainfall into a nearby creek.
Still on my quest to photograph as many types of mushrooms as I can find, below are a few recent finds. Looking down, up and all around and really seeing what's there is part of my quest to be more mindful and enjoy the small things around me. These wild mushrooms fascinate me!
Here's my kitty Sox, perched high in front of a window and enjoying the afternoon sunshine. She has become quite the sassy one.
And here's her son, six-month-old Carl. Isn't he a darling?
And below is his brother Mertie, left, and Myrtle, relaxing on a blanket bed we made for the three kitties on Saturday. My brother-in-law donated a portion of his day to winterizing the crib at the barn where the kittens were born in March and will sleep this winter. Plywood was placed on the floor and nailed to the walls to cover the cracks in the ancient wood the barn was built of. Thanks, Wayne! (and the kitties will thank you to when cold weather arrives)
Here are the three of them romping in the bushes near the barn. I wonder if they miss their brother Gertie and sister Blackie, who have been missing for a week now.
A bit of good news for recycling the items I have decluttered. I found a place in a nearby town, a consignment shop, which will take them. I went there with a load of clothes one day last week, only to discover you can't just "drop by," but instead must make an appointment. So I did, for Oct. 3. Quite an upscale consignment shop and their arrangement with customers is a bit steep: They price the item (based on what they believe it will sell for), and take 60 percent, the consignor getting 40 percent. But hey, it's more than I would get from a yard sale or flea market, right? They limit your 30 minute appointment to checking in 100 items, but you can make as many appointments as you wish and consign 100 items each time.
The store is really nice, the merchandise is attractively displayed and very clean and it resembles a retail store more than a consignment shop. They have everything: ladies, men and baby items; furniture; books, housewares; bridal; formal wear. I'm really looking forward to placing my items there. I will keep you posted on my luck with selling my things.
Like all consignment shops, you have the option of pulling your items if they don't sell, before the store places them on markdown.
I hope you week is off to a great start.