Out in Autumn

Rain has soaked the earth in our neck of the woods since some time in mid October, so much rain in fact, that there were run-off streams rushing down the hill that I haven’t seen in a couple of years. The return of the rain season is at last on time, calming everybody’s nerves and we’re settling into a bit of a post fire season bliss. At present we’re having a spell of warm clear days after all that rain. So clear and mild out early this morning I was able to get out with my camera while Juno & Jeff went to dog class and I had a beautiful sunrise all to my self! Mid Autumn, and the golden oaks and maple trees are glowing, turning of the season in balance and everything in its place.  What is new: a thing showed up at the very end of October, and if you’re wondering what that odd photo of a small bit of machinery is, its an Ashford electric spinner folks! I write with exclamation and excitement, but to be honest, I’m not sure I’m so crazy about it. I much prefer spinning on my Ashford Traditional spinning wheel any day, but in recent months I have been unable to sit at the treadle wheel without a bit of back pain, or sitting at all for too long. So I couldn’t resist the temptation to try one, as my newly chronic back situation caused a bit of a dilemma, the optimal plan in doing so is that I am able to spin and ply while standing! I must admit in its favor, that it is quite a thrill to ply off several hundred grams of singles bobbins at lightening speed, something that perhaps in time I will find a real benefit from. Until then, its in the closet while the beautiful Ashford Traditional is out of the closet.  And Juno is eight months old this week ! Although her behavior is full tilt puppy still, and lots of misbehaving and testing her humans, she’s getting an adult coat of fur and looking quite beautiful . . .

11 thoughts on “Out in Autumn

    • Thanks Wen. Juno is doing very well, and taking so much of my time of course 😉
      If one is careful with the camera, photographing what is vibrant and alive, things are looking better in the landscape! xx

  1. Love your photos of fall in Napa County looking so healthy and strong especially with so much fire damage all over CA. Puppy Girl Juno looks healthy and strong as well.
    ❤️V

    • Virginia, I am careful with the camera, there is SO MUCH burned dead trees everywhere, but little pockets of surviving ones, giving the impression of bliss, which is much needed, as I fear I am too bleak. Aww Juno is such a sweet girl…. some of the time…. but a real handful most of the time. :heart: She is training us well!
      I hope you and yours are all healthy and strong too.
      xx

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