“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter woods.”

It started raining around three this morning. I was still awake. It was one of those nights. I’d shut off the light and hope to fall asleep, but I’d just lie there tossing and turning forgotten, even deserted, by Morpheus. After a while, I’d turn the light back on, grab my book and start reading again. I finished the book around five this morning, heard my papers being delivered, contemplated getting up but gave sleep one more try, and that’s the last thing I remember.

Yesterday we had a wind advisory which I really didn’t need. All I had to do was look out the back window. The pine tree trunks and branches were swaying and dipping. Leaves were being blown off the trees and into the yard. The deck, cleaned the other day, was plastered with yellow, wet leaves. Gracie and I went out. I was surprised by how warm it was even with the wind. I stayed there a while.

Today is again warm but cloudy and damp. The air is perfectly still as if the wind blew itself out in yesterday’s fierceness. It will start to get cold tonight, more like the late fall we have come to expect.

I’m watching the Red Sox celebrate their championship in a rolling rally of duck boats. The sidewalks all along the rally route are lined with people twenty and thirty deep come to pay tribute to the Sox. The Dropkick Murphys are playing and confetti is showering the boats and the crowds. The duck boats are now headed to the Charles River for a quick dip and the end of the rally. It was a glorious baseball season.

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back tonight.

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12 Comments on ““The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter woods.””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    It’s sunny and warm up here. No wind. It’s about 63ºF. Very un-November weather. I’ll take it.

    The rolling rally is rolling along. They’re in the river now. Lovely day for a cruise. Good thing they didn’t do it yesterday. Can you imagine? Whoosh. 🙂

    It’s time to go play in the yard some more. I’m taking a chance that my hardy mums are really hardy and will come back next year if I plant them in the dirt now.

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      The sun appeared for about fives minutes, left and has now reappeared. I think with a bit more effort it might end up here to stay.

      I’d love a cruise on the river with the sun on my face-a great day for a fall sunburn.

      My mums usually come back the next year but then quietly disappear. They don’t seem to have a long life.

      Have a wonderful sunny day!

  2. olof1 Says:

    I wish I could have seen the Sox victory parade!

    Sunny some times, cloudy the rest and now the fog came rolling in. I hope the fof stays and the rain waits to fall until we’ve been out on our morning walk tomorrow.

    I rarely have problems falling asleep thankfully, the minute I put out the light I’m gone 🙂 But I do have a tendency to wake up in the middle of the night instead for a few minutes just to fall asleep again.

    They have a Star Wars Mania on channel six today and it’s the first three (4-6) they show today and on November 29th they’ll start something called Star Treck Fridays. I have no idea what that means but I think I could see every captain exept for Captain Janeway? in the commercial for the Star Treck Fridays. I wonder why I’ve always liked her best. Perhaps it’s the movies we’ll see? No matter what I know I’ll enjoy it 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      It was a great parade. The Sox were so excited they were taking all sorts of pictures of the crowd. TV coverage lasted for hours. Here is a short few video to give you an idea.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eysbZquR7wk

      Usually If all asleep right away but not last night. At least I got my book finished.

      I liked Janeway and Voyager. They seldom show that one or Deep Space Nine, another one I really like. TNG is usually the only one I see on BBC America. The movies appear every now and then and only the first one is awful-the rest I like.

      Enjoy your evening!

  3. im6 Says:

    Don’t know whether it’s coincidence or irony, but it is sort of spooky… Yesterday I saw an obituary we’d somehow missed for a singer discussed here on KTCC earlier this year. I thought to myself, “Self, you need to post a tribute tomorrow.” So I was all ready with the video picked out to mark the passing of Noel Harrison on October 20, 2013 (79 years old!!!). Well, of course, it is “Windmills Of Your Mind” and could that be any more perfect for a day your musical theme is the wind? Like I said, spooky. A bit of trivia I didn’t know: Noel was a world-class skier and represented the UK in the 1952 and 1956 Winter Olympics.

    • katry Says:

      im6,
      This is my favorite of his songs. I should have thought to post it today, but I’m just as happy you caught the vibes and posted it. It is a bit spooky, even eerie!

      I didn’t know about his athletic ability wither. I do remember him on Girl from U.N.C.L.E.,especially his wardrobe.

  4. im6 Says:

    Something floating around Facebook today which sounds like an excellent idea:

    “Don’t forget to turn you clocks back. I’m turning mine back to when I was 20.”

    I had two choices. I think you’ll be glad I didn’t go with Cher:

  5. Bob Says:

    Great to see the city of Boston rally around their championship team. I have would never have thought of using duck boats. I don’t know how I missed seeing the movie “The Thomas Crown Affair” after all these years. I will have to try and find the original because I dislike seeing remakes. Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway, what a great cast to go along with that song.

    For some reason I awoke at 0530 this morning and checked my E-mail. I thought about staying up but I went back to bed and slept until nine. I always was able to fall asleep and stay asleep for at least ten hours if the alarm didn’t wake me up for work. This getting old is not for the faint of heart 🙂

    Today is beautiful with the temperature in the upper 60s and clear skies.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      The duck boat parade is the tradition when any team wins the championship. It started with the 2004 Red Sox and since then has also included the Bruins and the Pats. In 2004 they went in the Charles but hadn’t since then until today. I can still remember Pedro Martinez riding in the water. I thought he was going to fall overboard and back then the Charles hadn’t yet been cleaned up so he would have needed a tetanus.

      Most remakes just aren’t all that good. I think you’d like the original.

      I usually sleep for eight hours but last night I just couldn’t get to sleep. At least I got to find out who the murderer was (I had actually guessed).

      Today was really warm all day and the sun finally did come out.

      • Bob Says:

        In a place like Boston 2004 doesn’t seem a long enough time to have a tradition 🙂 Of course here in Dallas we haven’t had a World Series winner to parade around and few other winners to start a tradition. When the Mavs won in 2011 they paraded in Downtown Dallas on flat bed trucks.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        Before the duck boats there were always celebrations in the area around city hall, a huge mass of nothing but concrete. Mostly it was for the Celtics as they were perennial champs. When the Red Sox finally won after 86 years, the city pulled out all the stops and the duck boat parade was born.


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