Halloween is over and we're marching forward to Thanksgiving. Our weather this week has been rain, mist, and drizzle with very brief glimpses of the sun. If there is sun, Lucy will find it and enjoy it for the time it stays.
For a dog who loves pillows, she also loves to rest with her head lower than her body.
Perhaps in this case it is to get more of herself in the bright sunlight.
Most areas of our country held various elections on Tuesday. We live well outside the city limits and there were no county-wide or state-wide elections for us this year. I always watch the "off" year elections keenly since they frequently give us a glimpse into the future. And unfortunately, it does not look all that bright. We are getting a bit of fatigue associated with the upcoming Presidential election process. I do not recall such vitriolic rhetoric from people who would be President in my life. I've seen many elections so I know about the half truths and power of negative advertisements. But usually the candidates themselves do not shout offensive slogans...they let their PACs do the dirty work. [And once again we thank SCOTUS for the Citizen's United decision.]
Sadly, the path to the White House this year will get even uglier. I shudder to think what foreign leaders think when they hear some of the outrageous statements from some of the candidates. I fear they are both laughing at us and preparing to be our enemies.
Autumn days are waning rapidly now. We've lost most of the leaves with the rain and wind and the mountains are looking more and more like winter. It has been a wonderful Autumn and we have enjoyed it.
Our quote today comes from Chinese poet Lin Yutang:
"I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud.
So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colours are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow.
Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age.
It knows the limitations of life and its content."
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!
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