« 'Get a cement truck over there fast' | Main | In a sunlit kitchen, such steady hours »

Golden opportunities lost (and found)

The last few balmy days in November should be used for:

1. raking Ent leaves (shown below: #342,974)porchleaf.JPG

2. sanding the front door frame now that Spouse has stripped it

3. removing the last paint from the stained-glass window lights

4. repainting the entire front downstairs hallway in time for the holidays to amaze the guests with the transformation

5.   going to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see how their Ents are doing.

So, guess what we did.

bbgnov.JPG The sun starts to sink behind Flatbush Avenue about 4 p.m.; the entire garden was suffused with mystery and melancholy, gilded way up high and shadowy dark below.


 All the sun was stuck in the chestnut trees. bbgyellowchestnut.JPG 






These ducks were tucking in. It must be lovely to fall asleep among water-lilies.

bbgducks.JPG So, another post for the Houseblogging network that is not about houseblogging, and another day without tooltime. But the Child is 12  now, and I do not know how much longer she will relish the chance to sit underneath our favorite willow and read me the latest chapter in the adventure saga she is writing. Carpe duckie.

Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze...
Still is the bustle in the brook,
Sealed are the spicy valves;
Mesmeric fingers softly touch
The eyes of many elves.
Perhaps a squirrel may remain
My sentiments to share.
Grant me, O Lord, a sunny mind,
Thy windy will to bear! 
--Emily Dickinson 
'Bagel' enjoying an unidentified comestible
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 10:58PM by Registered CommenterBrenda from Brooklyn in | CommentsPost a Comment

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.