Posted by: nightmistwalker | October 25, 2015

Odds and Ends

S. and I went on a small trip to the auctions today. We drove about an hour south of here early this morning, under an overcast sky and with very little traffic on the road. Autumn is late this year, and this should be the peak weekend for the fall leaf colors. There was no sun, alas, and yet the colors were still beautiful. They were muted instead of vibrant, but the colors rolled over the hillsides and up and down ravine walls. It is not often that a rainy day can be memorable for its beauty, but today was one of those days.

There was not much in the way of Halloween decorations in the country, but there were a few touches of harvest decorations. The crowd included two dogs, a chow and an English spaniel puppy, both of which kept their owners on a short leash. The dogs were making friends in the crowd, when overhead two flying wedges of geese passed us by. The dogs were clearly uncomfortable. The chow kept a wary eye on the sky, plainly preferring a life without geese in it. The poor spaniel was scared. He huddled next to his human for comfort, giving little yips occasionally so his human would not forget him. This puppy is 5 months old, and everything is new. Giant birds flying overhead honking like crazy would be enough to give anyone pause.

After the auctions, we had lunch, then drove home in a mild drizzle. I told S. about my TV troubles, and she helped me brainstorm some ideas for replacements. On a more practical note, she sat me down when we got to her house and opened her Hulu for me. I spent almost 3 very pleasant hours there watching the first 3 episodes of Ancient Aliens. There is something about pyramids that I find very soothing. Perhaps tomorrow I will go TV shopping.

There is magick in the air tonight. Dance for the Moon.


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