Thursday, October 06, 2011


One of the things, no two of the things I love most about autumn is that I can wear my mock-neck shirts, and I have a chance to see the autumn daisies. 
These flowers grow wild along side the road to our house. When the sun comes over the mountain and the angle of the light is right, these flowers make the countryside look almost like an impressionist painting.
I stopped today and shot this picture with my iPhone and silently thanked Steve Jobs once again for his contributions.
The leaves have yet to turn here, but I can see a hint of color in the mornings, and late evenings.
Jilda and I will travel north to the Carolinas soon, and we expect the foliage to be remarkable.
We both want to travel to New England in the fall. I went a few times when I was in the Army, but the timing was never right to see the color.
Once when my friend Kirk Trachy and I rode the bus to his house in New Hampshire after Thanksgiving, the words to James Taylors song, Sweet Baby James came to mind.

Now the first of December was covered with snow
And so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston
Though the Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting
With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go

We didn't see color, but we did see silver birches "on account of that frosting".  I know I say that every season is my favorite, but fall really is my favorite season.....until it's winter, spring, and summer.


  1. Thanks to Stephen King, I want to live in New England. I can't believe those are wild flowers, they're so pretty.

    What's a mock-neck shirt?

  2. Anonymous11:24 PM

    Great that you have the eye to see all this beautiful things.I am also blessed to live in most fantatsic nature;)
    Read somewhere today thsi:
    We had :
    Bob Hope
    Johny Cash
    Steve Jobs
    Now we do not have any Hope,Cash or jobs..

  3. Ah, Sweet Baby James - one of my favorite songs. What a beautiful shot with your iPhone! We'll be in Boston at the end of the month and I'm hoping for some color!

  4. Those wild flowers are beautiful and it must be wonderful to see them at the roadside at this time of the year. I have always wanted to go to New England in the Fall. Perhaps one day!

  5. What on earth does a mock-neck shirt look like!?!? How intriguing! Take care

  6. Anonymous8:03 AM

    Lovely photo - I love flowers. The iPhone takes great pic's doesn't it? Enjoy your friday. It's windy and cold here in Dublin, a touch of winter in the air actually.

  7. Very nicely said how you silently thank Steve Jobs as you use something he had to do with, which is a lot when you think of it. We are Apple users here too and agree with you.

    Your upcoming trip sounds great. I read something Jilda said about her wanting to have a getaway, so I am excited for you both.

  8. No matter where we are, I always try to find the flowers. I love them. We spent last fall in the Northeast experiencing the colors and it was just incredible.

  9. I, too, want to know what a mock neck shirt is. You opened a real can of worms with that one. I still have my original Sweet Baby James album. I probably remember the words to every single song. Thanks for making me think of it. I'll probably get it out and play it later today.


  10. We just love New England in the fall. Be sure to drive the famous 15 or 20 miles of the Kankamangus highway. It is worth

    Here in Nor. Calif. we just missed a season, and went from 100 degree summer days to 43 degrees last night, and hail the size of golf balls. I have weather-whiplash!


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