The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.

The rain has continued but barely. It’s only spitting rain as my mother used to say. My front garden, the deck and the driveway are covered in wet, brown leaves. Even the street has a layer of leaves. The weather report calls for rain on and off all day. I won’t complain. I like the rain, and the Cape is still in drought conditions.

When I was a kid, I didn’t count the days until Thanksgiving. It was a minor holiday in the ranked echelons of kids’ holidays. We got time off from school and ate a massive dinner Thanksgiving dinner but that was it.

My father used to go with his father to the local high school Thanksgiving Day game. My dad had no allegiance to the school, but he loved the tradition of Thanksgiving football. The rest of us stayed home and watched the parade.

Jack is lying on an afghan behind me on the couch back. He is lightly snoring. Henry chased poor Jack today. The cat waddles and escaped only because he got to the area in the den where Henry has never gone. That’s crazy too. Just last week Henry went to opposite end of the couch than where he sleeps. That was a first. Henry is not adventurous.

Henry welcomed Lee and Rosana, my cleaning couple, yesterday at the door. They are biscuit givers. They love him and have tried over and over to make friends. They finally did yesterday. Henry barked at their car in the driveway. He barked when they got to the door, but when they came in, he went right up to Lee and sniffed. Later Lee patted and scratched Henry’s head and neck. I’m happy as Lee and Rosana are the only people, other than people like Skip who come and go, that Henry has seen since March. He and I have limited social circles. Actually, his is bigger than mine.

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4 Comments on “The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.”

  1. Christer. Says:

    Grey and dull with the occasional shower passing by and it’ll be much the same all through the weekend. We haven’t had a drought so the rain could just go somewhere else if I could decide 🙂

    We have nothing to look forward to after summer until first of advent so November really is a dreary month. Well we don’t have any snow so I won’t complain too much yet 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      It rained all and off all day. The dark seemed to come far too early. It is getting colder.

      With the virus rampaging here, the summer will be quiet. My plays won’t happen again this summer, no deck movies or get togethers with friends. I’ll miss the summer again.

      Enjoy your day!

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat
    Although the morning started out cloudy the day is beautiful with fair skies and a high of 70°. There’s a slight chance of rain tomorrow but it’s only a 20% chance. We need the rain but our TV weather forecaster has been correct. In late September he forecasted that the meteorological fall would be warmer and drier than normal, and he has been correct so far.

    We have been practicing for a pendemic Thanksgiving for the last couple of years. It’s been just my spouse, my kids and myself. We’ve estranged ourselves from the crazy mother in law and sticky fingered sister’s dog neice. More importantly, we like it that way. I think small gatherings of just the immediate family should be the norm this year.

    I personally don’t like a lot of the traditional Thanksgiving foods. I am not a fan of turkey nor dressing and I detest pumpkin pie. I like cranberry sauce, especially the canned variety. I would just as soon eat a steak, a roast beef or a baked ham. Our tradition has been that my daughter and I watch the Macy’s parade in the morning followed by the National Dog Show. Then, we watch the Dallas Cowboys get beaten by someone. It used to be the Washington Redskins, but they have changed their name to the “Washington Team”. So the Cowboys verses the Indians is no longer possible. 🙂

    Will the Cleveland and Atlanta baseball teams be next? Maybe the Cleveland Rockers or Cleveland Browns. The Atlanta Braves to the Falcons like their Football team. Goodbye “Chief Knock a Homer”.
    I don’t believe in making fun of anyone’s ethnicity, but calling a football team the “Red Skins” is really not derogatory. There is a town in Illinois called Pekin. It’s exactly on the opposite side of the globe from Beijing China. Their High School Football team mascot used to be called “The Chinks”. I think they changed the mascot to something else. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      It rained all day though on and off. Henry got wet every time he went out. Paw prints are all over the floor. The cold is coming. It will only be in the 50’s daytime and down even to the high 30’s at night.

      We went out every Thanksgiving to a wonderful restaurant right by the water. My friends, though, won’t be around starting next week. They are going to Florida for the winter.

      I lov e turkey and stuffing and gravy. I also like cranberry sauce. I am not a pumpkin pie fan either. I’m okay with sweet potato and custard for Thanksgiving plus the traditional apple.

      I understand the fight over mascots. The names aren’t as bad as the actual mascot in costume. Some are offensive. I think that’s why people get riled.


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