The Art of Being Inconsistent


I bought a gourd today. It was orange and green, and, beautiful, in a gourdy sort of way. Did you know that gourds are of different colors, shapes, and sizes? Right now, the local farmers are just beginning to harvest them, which they must do before frost, although, we are in no fear of that. They are picked in stages, so there won't be too many on the market, driving the price down.

The one I got today was pretty cool looking, but, a little dirty from the fields. He is all bright and shiny now. I love all different kinds of pumpkins and gourds, but, I think these large orange and green gourds are my absolute favorite. Look at the one below: as the gourd matures, the stem turns brown and dries up.


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Pumpkins!!! Who doesn't love pumpkins? Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte? Pumpkin bread! Oh, the glorious pumpkin. Wait! Pumpkin Spice Latte. I had one of those today. Simply decadent!


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Words and using them. It is nice to have a fresh voice, day in, day out. But the charm of elevating this day trumps finding another to take its place. Have you seriously tried to feel autumnal in this season of post-summer warmth? Happy are those that did. My joy still lay in the beauty of the bloom. And she is still beautiful despite her seasonal differences to mine.


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Flowers. There must always be flowers. #alwaysaflower Reach out and color me, oh, color me in a shade of love... Divinely so. Pure. Joy. Affection. Caring. Sharing. Inspiring. Sweetness. Warm. Tenderness. Fun. The eternal love of a mother. My heart feels wrapped in love and tied with a bow of hugs. Just for today: Mums the word.


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Between autumn trying to give us a show and the trees refusing to drop their leaves, or even color them for that matter, I have decided to out them instead and give #TreeTuesday a turn at trying to make all that is wrong, a little bit right. Celebrate the tree as I walk through the forest, listening to the shuffle of the trees as I walk through the leaves.


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Listen to that music in your heart, covering your soul with a blanket of delight. Oh, yes! You would never know that the yellow tree is the only color that is showing off at the moment. At the moment, the color is so inconsistent! How about where you are? are you green or in color or somewhere in between?


Hellooo, October! How are you??*


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All I have are my words, armed in my mind, written in pen, stand by stand. Oh, yes. Still by hand. It has a different feel. Altered not by keys, backspace, and delete, I write, erase, tear it to pieces and start all over again. And again.

It’s my way. I walk out to the deep end of the page and dive right in.

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The Naming of Cats

The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.

TS Elliot


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