They are a bit different this year. Always a male and female before, it seems to be two guys this year. Well, either that or she has quite a growth of "lip hair." Before I could get a picture, we had heavy wind and a few of the pumkins shifted on their legs. But no matter, I am happy to see them once again smiling and waving.
They don't seem to mind at all that they have lost the gorgeous mountain view. Perhaps that's because it was behind them and they never got to see it anyway.
It's mid-week again so quickly. Sometimes we feel as if we are simply passing time, or watching time pass us. This sign expresses it well.
As Lewis Carroll said, "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there."
For many years I hated that phrase because it was invariably used in those annual Strategic Planning sessions I had to endure. It seems one cannot go through that tedious process without hearing it at least once, and usually more often than once. Since retirement, I've come to like the phrase once again. So often we get in the car without a particular destination. Simply driving through the beautiful countryside is destination enough. When we do that, almost any road will take us there.
To wax philosophical, life is not about getting there. Life is about enjoying where you are. As some wise person observed (this is from one of my favorite tee shirts), THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION.
BTW: Whoever said the Pine Siskins would not be irruptive in our area got it all wrong. They came in such huge numbers and were throwing birdseed all over the place and totally disrupting our other birds. So we brought in all the feeders except for the suet. Too bad for the cardinals and the finches, but we still have our chickadees, nuthatches, wrens, titmice and woodpeckers. We'll put the feeders back out this weekend. One or two Pine Siskins are cute. Dozens of them are not.