Monday, October 27, 2008
Thanks to our very much beloved and generous Aunt Merridee and cousin Kelsey, we now have a new member of our family, a delayed birthday gift to Murphy. Isn't he beautiful?
His name is Flash Thunder, Flash for short. He's eleven weeks old, a jet black standard poodle. Already seems huge! He's playful and sweet and affectionate, despite a rather trying three hour ride home.
We're all so happy to have him. I have a feeling our life will not be the same again!
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
So, we've been here in California for four plus years. I love it here, I really do. But this year, for the first time, I'm really missing the New England autumn. The crisp, cold air that smells like nothing else; the brilliant yellows and reds of the leaves, the light in the evenings and the turning of the stars. I don't know why this year I miss it so.
In my wallowing, I've been listening to one of my favorite albums. It's a compilation of folk songs put together by Christine Lavin, entitled "When October Goes." Here's the track that brings tears. It's by Cheryl Wheeler, and called "When Fall Comes to New England."
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