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Friday, October 9, 2009

Yay, Ouch and Wow!











I've got.....

a) a new computer (the "yay")

b) a pulled muscle in my right shoulder (the "ouch")

c) gorgeous flowers in my garden (the "wow")

I've spent the last week curtailing my normal activities to allow my arm to rest, eating Ibuprofen, and trying to stay off the new computer while itching to get properly acquainted with it. Shoulder is much better now (pulled it on Monday) but not yet back to normal so this will be a short post.

I did want to share with you a few photos I took recently. Fall is well on the way here in the Carolinas and we've had some beautiful weather. It's the time of year when the cosmos (the pink/red/lavendar flowers) and the fall yellow flowers (as I call them for lack of the correct name. Some type of daisy? Anyone know the real name?) are putting on a colorful show, the native Scuppernong grapes are sweetly ripe, and the leaves are just beginning to turn and tumble in the light breeze. Forecast is for an overnight low of 49 degrees in just a few days... Yay!! Cold weather is almost here. Sure hope we get some snow this year.

About the photos:
- The grapes are in a neighbor's yard, as is the pond in the bottom pics. Grapes are shared with the neighbors (lucky us!) and we sometimes help feed the catfish at the pond.
- Cosmos and "fall yellow flowers" in my garden
- Corn that was left behind in this year's harvest. This is not sweet corn for the supper table, it's feed corn that will be used for animal feed. It's allowed to dry out before harvesting. Another sure sign of fall around here is when the corn is picked.
- Check out the hungry catfish in the last photo! You can see the fish food floating on the water. The reason the water looks so gray and murky here is that catfish stir up the silt on the bottom of the pond while feeding. Their mouths actually come out of the water when they're reaching for the food.

Have a good weekend.... and if it's Fall in your corner of the world... enjoy this colorful season!

16 comments:

Candy said...

Your flowers are beautiful! The grapes look luscious. I love the photo of the catfish.

Sorry to hear that you hurt your shoulder, but I'm glad you're on the mend.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy that fall weather!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Teresa - those photographs are wonderful - they are so "in your face" as we say here - they are shouting out loud that summer is not quite over yet, The cosmos is such a stunning pink too.
Sorry about the shoulder - do hope it soon improves.

Ann said...

I think the yellow flowers are wild sunflowers. Lovely photos - lots of inspiration there! Glad your shoulder is getting better :-) Ouch is right!

Jan said...

It's gorgeous here also. Some of the maples are getting a tinge of color and other leaves have even more. Our cosmos are pretty also - they seem to do best at this time of the year.

Hope your shoulder is better soon. I want to hear all about your new computer as I'm thinking about a new one also - it's so hard to try to decide what's needed and what's not!

Anyway, get better quickly and thanks for the beautiful photos!

Laure Ferlita said...

Let me guess - you were doing cartwheels over getting a new computer right?! ;•)

Glad to hear you're on the mend - healing thoughts still beaming your way!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful fall - we've had recorded highs all week - mid 90's. :-(

Victor Errington said...

Brilliant shots Teresa. All the best.
Vic.

Teresa Mallen said...

Sorry to hear about your shoulder and congrats on the new computer. I do love cosmos and of course everything fall. Lovely photos!! Have a wonderful weekend and may you have a speedy recovery.

GRIGORE ROTARU said...

Aferim!

acornmoon said...

Gorgeous garden photo's. I hope the shoulder mends soon.

Rosie said...

Great photos, Teresa! Hope your shoulder is feeling a bit better now - just when you wanted to experiment with your new computer, too. Take care:)

ellie said...

Ohhh ! What beautiful photo's the colours sing !! Love them. Hope your shoulder is well on the mend. All the best ( hope you enjoy "Thornyhold" too !) Eleanor

Krista Meister said...

I hope the yay and the wow make up for the ouch! and WOW they are! Such exquisite photos! Hope your shoulder is better soon.

Teresa said...

Thank you everyone for the get well wishes. I'm happy to report that my arm is back to normal and I'm back in the swing of things. Those "enforced vacations" are no fun!

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos! Hope you are enjoying the new computer and that your shoulder is healed!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Love those flowers!

knittingdragonflies said...

Beautiful photos, it has been so long since I grew cosmos, I am putting them on my list of flowers for next spring.
Thanks
Vicki

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