Dear Quiet Country Readers,
This is the very first photo taken with our new camera. For those of you who are interested in such things, the camera is a Canon PowerShot SX110IS. Some of the features include: 9 megapixels, 10 x zoom, Face Detection Technology. And, we got a really big memory card. We really will take that long-awaited trip to Ireland one of these years. *grin*
I'm sorry I've been so quiet here. We are so busy with all of the various school schedules; five of us are in school right now, with four different schedules. We will be having out of town company, and Sijo is suddenly allergic to bee stings and possibly some other unknown allergen. Then there are work obligations for four of us with, of course, four different schedules. My own work this year, as a paraprofessional substitute at the local elementary, is more part time than usual this year, but I'm still subbing a couple of times a month, just to stay "in the loop." Five year old Tanka is playing soccer, his first sports team experience, and I'm back to being a "soccer mom" in a mini van. I'm not getting much done in the garden, but in celebration of Autumn, I do plan to buy my annual new mum within the next few days.
I'm tired just from writing that paragraph! I hope you are all filling your hours with happy endeavors. Enjoy the day!
from the windy hilltop,
photos by Aisling, September 18, 2008 1) honey bee on wild asters Note: Will add these two pictures later. Blogger - or my dial up connection - was not cooperating. 2) a little stretch of the mellow butterfly garden of late September 3) Sedum coming into bloom