On a fall day, Laura once sat for a few photos on the deck, giving limited indulgence to my attempt to get a few portrait like pictures. I think I was trying to re-inact a hazy image in mind of Renoir's A girl with a watering can. Didn't get the props right but like the photos anyway.
It's a beautiful September day today. The goldenrod on Kingsland Road near Griffiths Pond are a lovely sight to behold. Scent of pine fills the air on a sunny stretch of Pepperidge Road. A bicycle ride, some errands, and then like most Saturdays's going way back, dinner will be worked around Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion, playing on various radios around the house, so as not to miss any, or in the car when out to pick up a takeout dinner, if that is our plan. Not everyone in our family though, Laura included, had or has my perennial patience to hang in there for the outstanding musical numbers and memorable humor that reward the patient listener. And I seem to stay with the radio medium for Garrison Keillor, not having picked up his books, for fear the dark thoughts he throws in to his comedy mix might be harder to avoid. At 8 PM, I might watch for the umpteenth time reruns of the British sitcom, Keeping Up Appearances, as I haven't tired yet of the caricatured characters, and having a few laughs is not a bad thing.
News from the Hanson family on Cape Cod. Next weekend there will be an Alex's Lemonade Stand at their elementary school's fall fair.
Please click here for a very nice article about Sean and all the family and the upcoming event.
Sad news, almost incomprehensible news, one year after Madison Swift of Massachusetts passed away from neuroblastoma, her 38 year old father has died suddenly, leaving Madison's mother and 5 year old sister, Laci.