You can hear autumn approaching. No, it's true. I can lie in bed on a cool, slightly nippy morning (nippy is the technical term for thinking about putting on a light hoodie for my morning walk but deciding not to) and I can hear the whoosh of cars on the not-so-close roads and the trains sound much clearer as they clack and rattle through town. But songbird chatter? Far and few between. I'll know it's fall for sure when I hear the Canada geese honking as they fly over.
I use Blogger Drafts as a convenient Note To Myself. Today I started composing a post that will never be published (is that why they call it a draft?) with photos of garden plants to be moved, comments on what I want to change next year, and photos of new mums and recent delphinium acquisitions that I know I'll forget by next spring.
I have eighty-nine other drafts on Blogger that are not Notes to Myself. Someday I'll either publish when I have the photos done (The Truth About Chickens) or delete (cryptically entitled Photo C) or save to finish writing (The Guest Room). Am I the only one with a gazillion unfinished posts?
I sang or hummed songs from movies all day. If I Only Had a Brain from The Wizard of Oz...I Have a Dream from Mamma Mia...This Land is Mine from Exodus.
Election season = Too many signs cluttering up the neighborhood and negative, name-calling, finger-pointing ads on TV. Sigh.
I love Pinterest. It gives purpose to my blog-hopping, Google Reading, internet-surfing existence.
The metal dog tag from PetSmart turned Kharma's white neck ruff to gray. I could seal the tag with a nice spray of Clear Coat. Or wash her daily. Or I could just stew about it for months every time I notice my gray-necked, unwashed dog. Now that I think of it, I really should make another Note To Myself in Blogger.
Life has plenty of challenges lately, but I never have trouble falling asleep now that I end my day thinking of everything I'm thankful for. I'll be adding Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep from White Christmas to the songs I hum tomorrow.
Final thought: Why did I think I knew how to embed YouTube videos so you could hear the songs if you wanted? Just because I've done it before. I'm getting error messages when I try to click on the link--I guess I'll just figure that you all are capable of finding them for yourselves. Problem solved!