Sunday, November 10, 2019

It's been a good day

We had nothing scheduled for today, which is rare for us. We walked early. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The air was cool, but the sun was warm.

The color gets better with each passing day. I'm guessing the next 10 days will be the best autumn color for Empire.

I snapped this picture on our first lap. I've taken pictures of the dogwood in the lower right part of the picture, but the maple just started showing out.

After our walk, I transplanted blueberry bushes. We now have 21 bushes. In a few years, we'll be able to supply blueberries to the United Kingdom.

We also transplanted a dwarf maple that we've kept in a huge planter for years. When we heaved it out of the pot, it was rootbound. I took an ax and trimmed the lower part of the tree roots. I think I heard it sigh.

This evening, Jilda and I sat on the stone benches blissing out when we heard a commotion behind us. Jordan walked over from his house to check on the chickens. He was carrying a plastic saber and was slaying things I could not see. I kept back until he gave me the ALL CLEAR.

Tonight, Jilda made black bean soup with small chunks of ham. I made a pone of my world-famous cornbread.

To say that it's been a good day is an understatement.


  1. We had a beautiful Fall and now I can still enjoy the colors with your blog! Glad it was a good day and I hope it's a good week!

  2. I would like some corn bread please.

  3. I'm glad it was a good day. I love cornbread once in a while, especially in cold weather especially if it's Jalapenos Cornbread.
    Hugs. Julia

  4. I hope there was cornbread left for some milk and cornbread later. Funny thing about Black Beans, I was full grown before I ever heard f them. Now I love 'em.
    Sherry & jack

    1. Me too. I’d never had them until Jilda and I married. She introduced me to a LOT of foods I’d never had.

  5. Isn't it wonderful when we can say it's been a good day. I hope your root bound tree enjoys it's freedom and survives over the winter to delight you again in the Spring.

  6. A blissful day is welcome. May you have more of them.

  7. This is what we like to hear


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