Monday, October 18, 2010
What do you think of these weird pumpkins? The warty one on the top looked deformed to me, until I noticed a whole lot of them around the market stalls. I don't know the name of it, do you? The one directly in front, kind of flattened, is called a Cinderella pumpkin. Can you imagine a carriage and team of horses? The frog also didn't need his shade, it was overcast and threatening to rain.
My ear is much better, so don't worry about me. I won't be doing anything tomorrow to endanger it, like I did last Saturday. But I do have to say I am so happy to have had the chance to get my knees in the breeze last weekend, this next one looks like a washout, and the season is definitely winding down when the sun has set by 6:30 pm. Once Daylight Saving Time is over, it will be dark by 5:00 pm. Or earlier. We are still losing about three-and-a-half minutes a day up here.
I had a Sharp-Shinned Hawk come onto my porch a few minutes ago, looking for a tasty treat. It was amazing how quickly the birdies disappeared en masse. I have a couple of Northern Flickers that are about the same size, but these birds know a hawk when they see one. They don't fly away from the flickers, but the front porch was deserted for a while when Hawk showed up.
I have noticed that the traffic on my blog has slowed to less than half of what it was a year ago. Is it because I'm writing on here less? Sometimes I ponder the meaning of blogging, and other times I just can't wait to say hello and see what all my virtual buddies are up to.