woman cold sad September rainPosted: October 1, 2011
I’m borrowing from my blog’s search terms again. Except for the fact that it’s October, it might not be too hard to come up with an image to go with the post title/search engine term. It’s another cold and rainy day here in the Bogs. I’m sure there must be a woman cold, sad, and standing in the October rain somewhere. It’s too late for being cold and sad in the September rain. Or too early, depending on your point of view. (For the record: The “Sock skating down the hallway” title the other day was not a search engine term. It’s something I actually do. No photos of that activity are currently available for viewing.)
The low pressure system that was sitting in Chicago and bringing us rain earlier in the week is now sitting out east and bringing us more rain. It’s a nor’easter for us. The rain and winds are coming from the northeast. The weather prognosticators are saying it will be this way until Thursday, at which time the sun will shine and the temperature will rise up out of the 40s and into the 70s of Indian Summer.
I’m not particularly sad about the rain, the gusty winds, or the cold. The weather has given me a good excuse to stay indoors and finish canning the tomatoes. I also did a bit of shopping today and had lunch at a new-to-me restaurant, the Sahara Grille in Canton. M and I shared an appetizer combo platter with good-sized servings of tabouli, humos, falafel, and their Mama Ghanoush (cauliflower dusted with spices and fried). I had the Mujadara (lentils, rice, and caramelized onions) as my main course. M had the green beans and tomatoes with rice. Everything was fresh, delicious, and suited our new, mostly plant-based lifestyle.
This month’s NaBloPoMo theme is Between.
- in the space separating (two points, objects, etc.)
- intermediate to, in time, quantity, or degree
- linking; connecting
- in portions for each of (two people)
We are in a between time right now, transitioning from warm to cold. In between, we’ll have a few more warm, sunny days to balance out these damp, chilly days. October is like that here in the Bogs.
This is when summer and winter battle it out. During the truces, the space between battles, we have lovely, mild, good days for hiking, biking, and working outside.
It can be exhilarating at times, even on the gray, rainy days.
I will not officially participate in NaBloPoMo this month, but I think I’ll take a stab at exploring the theme of Between for a few posts. I’ll keep it in mind as I go on my daily walks with my camera. I am sure there are many ways to interpret Between in images (such as the strips of mowed grass in between the areas left to go wild in the photo above or the pond between me and the meadows).
My blog stats took a huge jump upwards today. I’m not sure why (I haven’t had time to look into it thoroughly). I was not Freshly Pressed or anything of that nature. Whatever the reason, hello to all of my new visitors. I’m not sure I should say hello here since you are all visiting my last blog post, but just in case. Hello. 🙂
That’s about it from the Bogs for this first Saturday in October. I’m heading back to the kitchen to work on the rest of the tomatoes. Thank you for dropping by and joining me as I try to weave words between my images.
Day 6/365 of my yoga and food commitments. As of this posting, I have not yet spent any time on my yoga mat today. I will remedy that soon with an relaxing evening session of yoga. (Just thought I would start tacking the updates to the bottom of my posts so I don’t spend whole blog posts yammering on about yoga or sudden cravings for meat. Those cravings still puzzle me.)