But a songbird sang in an apple tree
And all the leaves were calling me.
I don't know the author but I've never forgotten the poem.
I certainly have leaves calling me ~
A quick trip to town for bread is surely okay before I start in on the yard work. Since I'm here, I may as well check out the thrift store.
Who wouldn't want to find the largest cornucopia I have ever seen in rattan? This baby is 12" high and 25" long! At $1.99, I snap it up. ~
The cart begins to fill with Christmas ornaments, wreaths, books, cd's. I was on such a roll it was questionable if I could fit it all in the car.
I dilly dallied over this black planter which was only a dollar.
When I got it home, I pulled out a dish and was ready to toss it. Oh my, it's a J & G Meakin stoneware bowl, with no chips or cracks. I love white ironstone and would have tee heed all the way home if I'd known it was there. This piece is from the early 1900's. ~
Now, I really must get on those leaves! I head to the back with a little stop to remember my dad, by this bench he brought home from the town jail. He was converting the building to a pottery and that size bench is darned handy in a big family!
Of course, I must stop to admire the sunshine bouncing off the river. ~
And gaze for a time on the brilliance of yellow leaves against a blue sky. ~
I simply must sit for a bit of a chat with my mom. She passed away this year and she always loved this spot ~
When I finished my circuit, the leaves were still there to be sure. ~
But, I have had a lovely day! The leaves aren't going anywhere and they can just sit there quietly until I'm free.
Have a do whatever makes you happy day!