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'Tis the Season

For yellow flowers! I'm seeing their cheery color everywhere. A good many of the Golden Rain trees have since turned coral, however, this one is still holding onto some yellow:
Blooms are on the ground:
while these beauties are straining skyward.
And here's another pretty bush full of yellow blooms:
As well it is the season for Halloween decorations, and I've seen some doozies! Which you will soon be privy to, however,  first I will begin with a sweet one:
Super cute, right? Quite the contrast with this one:
That is just so creepy I can't imagine living with that for weeks! How about this for a display?
There was even more at this home, however, I think you've seen enough.

Apparently, skeletons are very "in" this year because I'm seeing them everywhere. On bikes...
in a boat:
And, a whole front yard of them!!! Where do people store this kind of stuff????
I know I may sound like a humbug, but seriously?
Sherri is teaching her final semester in Pennsylv…

Somethings New

Well, we are finally back to the here and now, following the trip to DC. What's been happening? Plenty.

I suppose you probably wondered what exactly the chair that caused such a ruckus around here looks like? Well, here you go...
He sure is a handsome fellow don't you think? I know I shouldn't put you on the spot like that, nor do I think Mr. Bruce would like me writing it, but, seriously, I can't help myself!!

My friend Sue's kitchen is complete, and she's having fun decorating with an ever changing tableau on the counters and shelves. When last I visited, one counter looked like this:
I need to ask her more about that portion control scale--very intriguing. The shabbier the better as far as Sue is concerned--same goes with rust--she's crazy for it!
I love seeing how she turns all her thrift store finds into something beautiful. While on the subject of friends, Pam re-introduced me to her Portland friend, Irene, who is looking to move, possibly here, in th…

Please Talk to Strangers

Taking the Silver Line on the Metro from Tyson's Corner into the city takes thirty minutes, give or take five minutes on either side of that estimate. Because I'm not big on staring at my phone, during my journey into the city Wednesday, I began reviewing some of the zoo photos on my camera. Wonder of wonders, the woman sitting next to me began looking over at them, asking how I was going to use them. Quietly we chatted about photography, geography, and anything else that came to mind, becoming so engaged in our conversation, I nearly missed the Smithsonian station! My son Matthew is a great trip planner, lining up all his activities beforehand. Well, I'm here to tell you that he did not get that skill from me!

Sure, I spend time researching before a trip, but mostly I just wing it. Coming up the stairs of the station, I was confronted with this view looking one way,
and this, the other.
Now what? With no map in hand, I decided to somehow make my way to the Washington Monu…