First dusting…


On a misty moisty Monday morning before I’d left the cozy covers of my bed
there was a distinct clippity clop just outside the window– hooves on cobbled rock.
I didn’t get to the window quick enough; the fugitive elk was gone.  But perhaps he was just a decoy, for heading into the kitchen to peer out the front window I discovered visitors at my doorstep.


3Elk at window

Do you see him here?  A pair of elk had found my recovering petunias tucked up against the house and were having a gourmet breakfast at my door—a mother and her yearling.  The youngster caught sight of me first. His mother had her head in the pot, polishing off the straggles.  But the silly flash spooked her on the second go and she jumped backward, upsetting the pot, upsetting the bikes and steering her charge to safety at the perimeter of our yard…



Elk have been hereElk have been here too So that’s that for flowers—for real this time.

But there is still the beauty of the grasses…IMG_20161004_163354474_HDR

And though I don’t have my own pumpkin patch, I did buy a little pumpkin to practice on…





IMG_20161001_114823415 Oops…a bit of a squash! ha.

But the news of the week is that we’ve had our first dusting of snow, harbinger of skiing days to come!


Just enough snow to make the subject of my daily tidbit to add to October’s collage…snow dusted stump

And that has been our week.  How about yours?!


This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning…Lam 3:21-23