Monday, September 1, 2008


"The golden rod is yellow;
The corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.

The gentian's bluest fringes
Are curling in the sun;
In dusky pods the milkweed
Its hidden silk has spun.

The sedges flaunt their harvest
In every meadow-nook;
And asters by the brookside
Make asters in the brook.

From dewy lanes at morning
The grapes' sweet odors rise;
At noon the roads all flutter
With yellow butterflies.

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer's best of weather,
And autumn's best of cheer."

~Helen Hunt Jackson
from my daughter's Pathway reader

illustration courtesy of
"Autumn Grazing" by Bill Saunders

Where has the camera been?

On a 4-wheeling trip to the mountains!

This should be the end of traveling for a bit!
I think the "camera" might be getting tired. ;-)

Welcome home Daddy!!!

First Day!