Welcome to my blog Upstate Girl, (a.k.a Follow Your Bliss Part II), I am an independently published author. This blog is all about writing and the stuff that inspires me to write, the joys and obstacles that come along with the writer's life, and my fascination with the psychology of people and what makes them tick...the human condition, as is...and my love for words, playing with them and making sense of them...and I throw in a few photos from my acre of the world just to make things pretty...sometimes there are things I have no words for, only pictures will do.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

If I were a cat...

I'd be purr-fectly happy with a spot of sunshine and a cardboard box...Crouching Tigger-Hidden Pooh taking a solar-powered nap the other day...

Morning glories, mullein, and mist at dawn...the remains of my garden are a tangled mess because of my back being so problematic all season, it breaks my heart to see it look so bedraggled...but there's beauty in chaos that I adore...

...the season is changing...it's no sooner than usual, tho' I've heard people complain that it feels too soon...the leaves have a bronzed look to them, some have already begun to change around the edges...the poplars rattle and sound like rain...

...there's a certain angle to the light at dawn and dusk that I know it's about time to order firewood, fill the oil tanks, have the boiler man come do his annual visit to the dragon in the cellar so he roars to life whenever I feel a chill...it seems like summer just got started after the waterlogged start, the long tranquil days of barn swallows taking wing at dawn, blue sky afternoons buzzing with bees, evening haze and flitting bats at twilight are done...goodness knows, I might get bored if the weather had no variety...I write more in the winter...

If I were a cat...I'd reserve a good place by the woodstove for the winter...

3 comments:

Kay Murphy's Studio said...

Wonderful Pictures! Here in East Tennessee the leaves are starting to fall and if we have as much snow as we have had rain this summer, lets hope not as much as I like the snow. Also the dogwoods leaves are turning.

Jane said...

Oh, I miss the country, even before I read your blog, Laura. I used to get up there all the time. And if I were a cat I'd never leave the window sill, just to see morning fog and watch the leaves turn red and gold. Catch those Herons landing by the creek. Heaven!

Patrice said...

There is truly beauty in your garden. I love the tangle of morning glories - somehow the taking back by the jungle is an affirmation of nature's resilience.

And yes, we're in the slanted light of autumn - kinda early, eh? Seems so to me. Like you, a cat person - and one who loves the Fall best of all.

Your story sounds intriguing. If it's anywhere as good as your blog posts, it should be highly successful.

Love the cat, too...