This is a post of odds and ends -- partly because I'm in a hurry and partly because I have some pictures that I want to share. Also, I want to call your attention to the little survey on the right -- I'm interested in knowing which posts you all enjoy most. If I judged by number of comments for a post, it would be chickens -- but I know number of comments isn't an accurate indicator of readers. I'm becoming increasingly aware of a number of readers out there -- everywhere I go, there's someone who seems to know a lot about me and I'm struggling to remember where we met and then they say, "And I love your blog."
I know the commenting is a hassle if you're not already signed up. But I'd love to hear from any of you (my email is vicki_laneATmtnarea.net) -- tell me what interests you about this blog.
No promises -- I'll probably still write whatever comes to mind. Right now I'm struggling with whether I should make a political comment -- I've tried to avoid that, though I suspect most all of you know my views. And I really don't want to rant.
So, here are a few recent non-political pictures.
Turtlehead:Chelone is a rare-ish fall flower. And, by the way, let me recommend my favorite book for identifying wildflowers: Wild Flowers of North Carolina: Also Covering Virginia, South Carolina, and Areas of Georgia, Tennessee Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware by William S. Justice and C. Ritchie Bell. I wore out my first copy, dragging it here and there.
Ali Ali and Otis playing by the pond. These are such beautiful, healthy dogs -- it's a pleasure to watch them tussle.
John built this pretty gate, worthy of a haiku, and at last the morning glories are doing as they should.