Last Leaves Of Autumn: Beth Orton

Posted November 20, 2018 by katry
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Catch the Wind: Donovan

Posted November 20, 2018 by katry
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Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain: Hank Williams

Posted November 20, 2018 by katry
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Ain’t No Sunshine: Bill Withers

Posted November 20, 2018 by katry
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Posted November 20, 2018 by katry
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I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.

Posted November 20, 2018 by katry
Categories: Musings

Today is raining, the rain promised by the weatherman. The sky is really dark. A breeze is blowing the upper branches, the ones filled with the dead leaves. It is all and all an ugly day.

Here in New England every season has its own wardrobe. Fall is a warm sweater. It’s shoes and socks and cozy clothes for the chilly nights. Winter is the layered season, a sweater and a warm shirt under a heavy jacket. It’s mittens and hats and fleece lined boots. Winter is a blanket on the bed. Spring is a bit of winter and a spark of summer. It’s a warm jacket on a chilly day or a lighter one on a sunny day. It’s an open window and fresh air. Summer is sandals and short sleeves. It’s cotton weather. It’s a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. Right now some days are both winter and fall. The daylight hours are warm at 50˚ while the dark nights are chilly at 35˚, but that will change later in the week. Thanksgiving may be the coldest on record.

Jigsaw puzzles are a favorite of mine. I started young with huge pieces in an eight piece puzzle and worked my way up to the larger puzzles. My favorite size is 500 pieces because the finished puzzle fits perfectly on my table. My mother used to have one in process on the dining room table, and everyone, on the way to the kitchen, always stopped to try and add a piece. I gave my mother a new puzzle every Christmas, and my sister continues the tradition. Last year it was snowmen. I enjoy doing the puzzle while watching TV. It’s a perfectly fine way to spend an evening.

With the change in season, the house becomes my refuge from the cold. I stay by myself more. I plan trips I may never take. It’s the planning I enjoy. I read, sometimes all day. Nothing is better than a book you just can’t put down. Some days I stay in flannel cozies and slippers. I nap on the couch under a warm, comfy afghan. I feel content with my lot. I’m thinking it can’t get much better than that.

Louise: Paul Siebel

Posted November 19, 2018 by katry
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I’ve gone back to Coffee’s roots today by playing folk music. I guess it’s just to remind me where it all started.

Wonderful World: Peggy Seeger

Posted November 19, 2018 by katry
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Cook with Honey: Judy Collins

Posted November 19, 2018 by katry
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Many a Mile: Patrick Sky

Posted November 19, 2018 by katry
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