"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Autumn activities

Late last night the wind came and pushed the rain away--by bedtime we could glimpse the perfect full moon.

This morning was dry but blustery, so I rescued this pretty pink rose and brought it inside.

an October rose

Down the block from our church, the river runs right through the middle of town. The dam was still holding strong, but the roar of the rushing water was defeaning!

the dam

apples ripe for the picking
From there we went to our favourite orchard.

Apple harvest is in full swing, so it was very, very crowded.

Some people were there to pick their own apples, or buy them already picked.

hand-made donutsAnd lots of people had come for the hot apple cider and hand-made donuts. The line stretched all the way from the back of the shop to the front door!

They smelled absolutely delicious, but we had something else on our minds....


The farm dog tried to show us the best one out of the dozens of different shapes and sizes.

pumpkin-picking dog

Back inside the shop, we chose some apples to take home with us.

On the way home, at an intersection, we met a Fish and Game truck pulling along a dead moose. Hunting season started yesterday. And yet, considering all the flooding in the area, it's possible the poor thing had drowned. He looked kind of wet.

the late moose

After all the morning excitement, we were ready for a quiet and relaxing Sunday afternoon.

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