October 2009 Archives
Brought to you through the kindness of my daughter, who was willing to pause before finishing her piece - even though she was very hungry - so that I could paint my picture. We were in the bookstore cafe, and she listened to a piano recital and tried to solve her new eraser cube puzzle. The boy sitting near her offered quiet advice on the puzzle, and then went up to the keyboard and played some Bach - something from the Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook. It was that kind of afternoon. Pieces kept fitting together in pleasing ways, while the eraser cube is still unsolved.
Two of a set of black rubber bangle bracelets. I made them a couple of years ago out of the kind of pond liner sold in hardware and home improvement stores. (We got a piece of it to line a plant tray, and then I began playing with the leftover material.) They are rectangular on the outside, and oval on the inside, and very squashy. Silent, too.
We have frost predicted for tonight, so summer vacation is now over for the last of our houseplants. This Ficus benjamina is older than any of our children, and taller than anyone in the family. It would have outgrown our house long ago, except that we don't repot it, and it gets dry and resentful during winters inside, dropping lots of leaves.
Courthouse tower and top of the Ferris wheel at the Clarion Autumn Leaf Festival today. We got to town in time for the parade: floats, marching bands, fire trucks, and people waving and throwing candy from the back seats of open cars. The rest of the day was spent in catching up with family. Tomorrow we'll go on the rides.