Sunday, September 24, 2006
The Daily Dash Up The Drive
We have a very long, steep driveway (550 feet), which snakes it's way up to the main road. Five times of walking up and down the drive gives me a pretty good 1 mile workout and I do try to do that a few times a week.
Yesterday was rainy for a good portion of the day and by 4 o'clock I was feeling a bit "cabin feverish" so I donned my rain gear and headed up the drive. Despite the gloom and fog, the brilliant hues of early autumn could not be contained and I was moved to bring those happy colors back to the house with me. What a pretty little bouquet they make for the dining room table!
Today, we awoke to dense fog outside and the eerie sound of a distant ship's foghorn. A quick tour around the fading summer garden brought lots of inspiration for photos despite the gloom. The Van Grootendorst Rugosa Rose is blooming in a last gasp before a hard freeze finally lets her drift into a long winter's rest - one she richly deserves as she has bloomed her heart out all summer long.