The autumn speeds past and I hurry to catch up. A fun diversion today though– my friend B & I go buy me a new tree and a couple of new shrubs to replace those that died and had to be removed from my front yard. Later P & I go pick them up, drive the back roads to my house and he and my son unload them into the front yard. Wow– heavy. Rainy weather ahead seems to indicate it may take awhile for this project to be completed.
This afternoon I am putting on a concert at school– composer friends with an eclectic ensemble. Fun to hear all their music and share it with my students. Here’s a clip to share with you.
The sun shines again, and we eat out back on the picnic table, basking in its warmth. The first of the family will depart soon and a few days hence my once-again empty nest looms. ‘Tis the end of this fortuitous idyll, with all my family here under my roof. But even as it slips away I sit here feeling like a lucky duck.