Umbrellas- Yes or No?

At home I have a big black umbrella in the car. And at least one in the house. Last Christmas I received the gift of one with a yarn/knitting theme. I’ve sat under a golf one at a lacrosse game, but when I think about it, I use them rarely. I’m not sure why but I’m thinking about it. This trip I’ve relied on a hooded rain jacket when I’m out and about in the rain.

I learned in the History of umbrellas umbrellas have been around for 4000 years! Who knew?

Do you use an umbrella?

Marija Juric Zagorka sculpture –
B.1873 D.1957 most widely read Croatian Journalist/Novelist and Women’s Activist
School field trip learning about Ban Josip Jelacic equestrian statue

Granddaughter Anna Tree Update

Anna was guest blogger on Oct 18th-you can see her gorgeous fall tree from that post on her campus in the third photo.

She texted me tree photos on Monday and today. She’s guest blogger today with a tree update.

A tree study. Why is this season called FALL?

Wednesday October 26th
Monday Oct 23rd. She texted Tree losing leaves

No Longer Standing

You might remember my August 2022 post of Dead Trees Standing Although there were three photos in the post, one tree was in Columbus. I noticed that the two dead trees in the park across the street are no longer there. They must have taken them down while I was out of town as I surely would have heard the operation.

August 2022 October 2022
August 2022 October 2022

Ohio Autumn Landscape

Had a wonderful time in the desert terrain, the mountains, the cacti, the National Forest, the wedding and surrounding festivities. It was all beautiful. And of course I enjoyed knitting around the fire pit with good friends, too.

But these autumnal colors called to me before sunset. I’d just gotten off the plane. Here as I looked around the landscape I saw the familiar. I pulled off at the rest stop along the interstate as it was such a contrast from where I’d been just this morning. Tried to capture it.

Inspiration for Van Gogh

Hail on Mt. Lemmon, Coronado National Forest

Yes, it’s hail, at 8000 feet elevation. Coronado National Forest where you can “experience four seasons in a single day.”

A surprise hail storm
No hail at this elevation.
You can see tiny people on the rocks
That’s rain
Those rocks are called Hoodoos
Aspens just starting to turn

Looking Back and Walking Forward

Laura, Roy, Oscar the Labradoodle and I walked to pick up Charlie after school.

Look what we saw on the way home.

An abandoned chair in Columbus Ohio
It’s still there