More October Smiling


Someone is very artistic at Herman’s Produce right here in Lexington, Virginia!

These pumpkins made me smile until I came down with Sciatica!

Time out from blogging until further notice.

The End Game

I thought it was all over –

the growing season for herbs I mean,

because my sweet Basil plant was beginning to flower.

“This is the end – the last harvest,” I thought, and sadly pinched off every leaf for drying.

“Thank you. You did a great job,” I said, feeling guilty about taking its life.

And in the end it really was the end.  There were two skinny sticks left with no foliage.

I tried pulling the naked sticks out of the pot to discard them roots and all, but they fiercely resisted.

“Oh well, I will put off the final dumping of dirt and stems for later.”

A week later it was later.

And look what I found!

My Basil's Second Life

My Basil’s Second Life

“I’m not finished yet!” said my tough little Basil plant.    “Just look what I can do with no attention, no water, and a mistress ready to chuck me over the rails!”


October Smiles


When two of my three grandgirls come to visit, they bring smiles, especially in October.


And my favorite place to smile is at Herman’s Produce right here in Lexington, Virginia.





Aging Prankster

Growing old can be fun.  At least that’s what my oldest friend, Kit, says.


Photographer Unknown

A Changing View Point

Each time I look, there is something else to see.




Is this a setting sun

or a rising moon?

Or is it a bird on a hay bale at dusk?

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