I seem to be “otherwheres” these days. This means that I do things like leave the house to go shopping, lock the door and get halfway down the walkway before I realize that I have forgotten to put on any shoes. I find it difficult to converse, people ask me simple questions and my mind goes blank. Usually I think “Oh, God…they expect an answer…come on brain…WORK!!!” I am incapable of making decisions in a timely manner, I was halfway through the store before I figured out what I am serving for dinner tomorrow and had to backtrack three times to get items I didn’t know I needed when I passed them the first two times. (The good news is that I got my exercise by walking through the store an equivalent of three times!)
So today’s post is going to wander aimlessly. It’s also not for the faint of heart, showing pictures of spiders and dead things. If you are squeamish, I totally understand if you don’t want to continue reading.
First I want to express my gratitude to http://aliapplejack.wordpress.com for nominating me for the Liebster Award. It’s my first award and now I don’t feel quite so left out of the “in” crowd. However, while I am honored to be nominated, I think I can put my limited blogging time to better use by actually blogging than by playing the award game.
That being said, onto other business. Here are some pictures of the last couple of days…
I saw the sky the other day and as always, I am skeptical about taking pictures of it because the camera does not do it justice. I am posting this picture though because it got pretty close to capturing the crazy different patterns that were going on.
Last night I went to get my dog Ginger (she of the ample girth) and found her with a “friend”. She had evidently caught and killed a juvenile opossum. I have since learned how to spell opossum. I also found out that you can call them possums, but the real possums are only found in Australia and New Zealand and other countries in that general area. I then had to remove said dead animal in the dark and managed to find a nice resting place for it. I am oddly proud of Ginger, she’s not known for her hunting prowess. (And yes, I went back today and took a picture of it…I’m weird.)
The other day I was walking the dogs past the miniature lilacs at the end of our driveway and sure enough, the orb weavers are busy spinning their lead lines from which to hang their egg sacs. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get a picture then but today I found one closer to the house…beautiful don’t you agree? If you want to see why I have an interest in orb weavers, check out these three posts:
Spider webs are prominently displayed at this time of year, especially when they are hit by the setting sun.
I have been intrigued by the leaves from one of the cherry trees that got eaten throughout the summer and left for dead. The laciness of it is quiet charming in an odd, dead-leaf kinda way. This one found a resting place on some forsythia leaves.
The sky is that glorious clear blue of early autumn and the red leafed Japanese maple shows up so well against it.
And finally, what post would be complete without a comment from the opossum killer’s sister?