Thursday, October 3, 2019

Leaving home ---------------

This could be my 'last rose of summer' - a yellow Peace tucked in between 
two huge now withered hydrangea bushes.
Did it bloom to say "goodbye" as we leave, hefting the cumbersome luggage 
down the driveway for our ride to the airport later?

We stowed all garden knick knacks, seat cushions, bird feeders, umbrella etc., 
anything able to blow around and cause damage in a windstorm.

First leaves falling from the fig tree - on yet another already sweltering morning.

Very little autumn color here yet, but perhaps on our return it will have cooled at
 long last, the leaves will have changed to gold and rust, and hopefully rain - a lot
 of soaking rain - will have fallen to end the serious drought conditions. 

When we leave town this afternoon the temperature will be 99F/37C - hard to
 believe this is October and each day is breaking heat records here.

Next post should be from London when we arrive tomorrow and have an
 overnight at Heathrow, then on to Lisbon Saturday where we board the
 ship . . . . . . . or, if not from there, who knows where! This trip is going to so 
many places and I'm hoping to blog when Internet is available!
At least it will be cooler our first few days in Europe . . . . . . . . . . . I'm so
 looking forward to that, plus wearing boots and a sweater at long last!

Enjoy your October days.


  1. I love the contrast between the rose and dried (flowers?). Simply beautiful. Enjoy your day!

    1. Thanks - flying is not always enjoyable these days, well the airport hullabaloo etc. Luckily for us the leg across the pond is a direct 7.5 hour flight and that really helps - get on and get off just once!!!

  2. The yellow rose is a lovely goodbye. Looking forward to following along on your journey. Happy contrails!

    1. You are so special Vee, always coming up with such cute comments! Thanks for the good wishes for this new trip to special places. Off to the airport soon.

  3. Beautiful rose picture! Oh the things we must do for travel. Worth every bit of it. Enjoy!

  4. Your fig tree is incredible actually. Love it.


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