Thursday, September 27, 2018

Three on Thursday

Joining Carole for Three on Thursday, and today it's with the three states I've visited in the last three days, and what I've seen.

1.  On Tuesday morning, we headed north to visit Justin in NY. He's always busy at work in the fall, so we were only there for about 24 hours and it was pouring during much of it. That didn't keep me from taking a walk during which I got to see plenty of signs that fall has definitely arrived in that neck of the woods.

Oh, no! That wide red center on the wooly bear predicts a hard winter.

 Just a few leaves have changed color on this maple, but the rest are sure to follow.

Dead stalks, yellowing grasses, and misty mountains all show that it's fall.

2.  It was back to NJ on Wednesday, but there was enough to do there that I didn't take photos.

3.  I drove to Maryland at o'dark thirty this morning, and was greeted by a lovely "red in the morning, sailors take warning" sunrise. 

I've tried multiple grocery stores in Elkton, but this morning I found a good one. There is just something noble about shopping at Food Lion!

And now I'm glued to the TV, working on fingerless mitts for Ryan's birthday. The mitt and I are dumbfounded, disgusted, and want to smack Senator Grassley.

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  1. I hope the wooly worm is wrong. I really don't want a bad winter, but I haven't seen any down here yet. Don't you just love a sunrise photo? Yours is lovely. Grocery stores are a problem for me. I have yet to find one that carries all that I need, so I have to go to at least two different ones, and I kinda resent that! I was hoping Trader Joe's would change that, but now I have shopped there once, I don't think so. At least I can afford to buy the food I want and food is available to me, so I try not to complain too much about it. Chuck Grassley is just a reminder that although the patriarchy has been slightly weakened, they are still in charge in most of the ways that matter. (grinding teeth) Women need to continue to rise up and make these old, angry white men understand the changes that I hope are coming. Happy Thursday, Bonny, and it's good to see you back safe.

  2. That cute wooly worm! And, I am with you on Sen. Grassley - and a number of the other republican dolts. However, Senator Whitehouse brought tears to my eyes with his powerful statement and promise to help her get justice!

  3. Sen. Grassley was rude and condescending despite his words of thank you to Dr. Ford. I watched the whole thing and I thought she did a great job and I admire her bravery and patriotism. Change is coming and I think those white male Republicans days are numbered but it's still going to be a s-l-o-w process.

  4. Oh how I wish I could have watched! I saw a bit at lunch and thought she was doing a great job. And what Carole said!!!

  5. Lovely photos although I am not crazy about the caterpillar's winter forecast. I like the yarn choice for the mitts. Did it come from The Loopy Ewe.

  6. I love the whirlwind visits best, I also love how you take time to take photos. (I've been watching and it's just making me unhappy so I should stop).

  7. I told a friend today that if it snows this winter as often as it has been raining, we are in deep trouble!!! Walking through my yard is like walking through a bowl of day-old Wheaties. Here's hoping the wooly bear is WRONG! LOL

  8. I really hope that wooly bear is wrong! I didn't get to watch most of the hearings because I was at work all day (I only caught the last 15 minutes or so, which really wasn't the part I would have liked to watch), but I was following online and know that I would have been equally disgusted. Seriously, how can anyone wonder why women don't report sexual assaults?

  9. I hope our hard winter includes some snow. Cold without snow is fruitless. I can't even comment on the patriarchy. I am too disheartened. Your sunrise photo lightens my heart! Nature always comes through.

  10. playing catchup today (finally!) ... two weeks sure flew by. I do hope that wooly worm is just trying out his new coat and will decide it's not really necessary - and that you've been able to spend more than a day or two in one place! (I'm also still having trouble posting comments on Blogger blogs - gah! - hopefully it works using my name/URL ... please know I'm going to read all the posts, but I certainly won't comment on all of them - and you do NOT need to reply to anything!)


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