Monday, 28 March 2011

autumn leaves

The days are getting shorter. The mornings have a bit of a nip in them now and dew is starting to form on the grass and on the cars left out overnight. The leaves are beginning to change colour on the trees. Autumn is definitely here.

I went walking through the park a few days ago while out and about. The park is lovely just now, summer flowers are fading and the leaves are starting to drop. The sky was a brilliant blue and there was no wind, just lovely. It made a nice change to pavement pounding...which I have been doing a bit of lately.

After a trek up Baldwin Street a couple of weeks ago I have decided I am less fit than I thought and will have to up the ante if am going to walk the full length of the rail trail next year. I thought we were only doing a section at a time, and we are, but alas, it is a long section and will probably take 3 or 4 days to complete. Oh dear.

Finally, my beautiful sunflowers are looking back at me instead of over the neighbours fence. Good one! :D)

Monday, 14 March 2011

...a bit of a jumble...

A few weeks on and another devastating earthquake, this time near Japan, followed by a dreadful tsunami. It is so heartbreaking to watch it as it happens. And now the threat of nuclear contamination of the atmosphere...but number one son and his beautiful wife are safe in the southern part of the country, thank God. We had a good long chat with them this evening before he had to go back to work. All I can do is continue to send my prayers up to our mighty God and Creator.
Youngest daughter has come and borrowed 'the bike' because she wants to lose some weight. I think it now resides in her bedroom. As for me I still don't have a set of wheels of any kind and so I am pounding the pavement as well as walking the banks of the Silverstream occasionally. I found out to my dismay that my sneakers have sprung a leak a couple of days ago, got very wet feet while walking after the rain. Still haven't got around to buying a decent pair of walking shoes. Sis has also informed me that her daughter will be accompanying us on our walk on the rail trail and is doing some training - she is a phys ed teacher!!
Earlier in the season I planted some sunflower seeds and now they are all through and towering over me, they must be about 8 foot tall, but they are all looking over the back fence into the neighbours yard. Following the sun, I'd like to follow the sun myself. I'll have to think of somewhere else to put them next year. The spring bulbs are poking through the ground, I think it must be the jonquils as they seem to come up quite early, I wonder whether they shouldn't really be called winter bulbs because they flower during the winter. I should get some crocuses to go with them...autumn is here bringing some lovely sunny days but cool mornings, winter is just around the corner. I'm looking forward to seeing the autumn colours on the trees.