Saturday, October 31, 2015


A plethora of pink pumpkins, Halloween delight -
Filled with candy at the end of the night.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

petal pushing

This ethereal scene is from my own backyard where the sansanqua tree puts on its October show. A hot pink profusion that brings to mind the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel or a villa in Positano. I wish I could gather them all up to create a petal path at my niece's October wedding, but the color only lasts a couple glorious days. Followed by a whole year of remembering.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

theme for October

For your autumn listening pleasure, The Great Pumpkin Waltz, which is included in this jazzy gem of Peanuts soundtrack classics. Sounds just the weather feels outside, leaves and temperatures falling, and the anticipation of a sack full of bite-size candy bars (and rocks). Sounds like October.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


This really is what Charlotte looks like when it gets good and autumny, in the backyards and parks and woods, wherever nature has her way. A sight to see. It brings to my mind the work of biologist David Haskell who observed a tiny patch of earth in the Tennessee forest - a few minutes each day for a solid year - and learned across the curriculum of life. Everything is connected was his great takeaway. I imagine there were October days when he observed something akin to Romare Bearden's collage here. Connections.
(Mecklenburg Autumn: October - Toward Paw's Creek. Romare Bearden, 1983)