Wednesday, October 12, 2022

October Daily 12:

 


These sun-filled days stretch on and on due to the strong high pressure ridge over Western Canada. Although we desperately need rain, the sun is so lovely, with crisp mornings that melt into golden afternoons, and I am enjoying it every minute. This morning I walked up Christmas Hill and stood on the top overlooking the city. I had the place all to myself, other than the many birds who whittered and chatted and sang their morning songs. The waning moon faded against the blue sky and all the golden brown grasses and leaves contrasted beautifully. 


My current reading stack. Joyful is about the aesthetics of joy - such as harmony, play, celebration, etc. I don't agree with all of what the author has to say, but there are many things that make me think about my physical world and my emotions. 

The two Martin Walker books feature the character of Bruno, a policeman in the south of France, who solves mysteries and cooks well! These are just two in the series. 

The Last Days of the Incas is a book I began awhile ago, set aside, and have picked up again. The author quotes Thucydides of the 5th Century BC saying, "And we cannot fix the exact point at which our empire shall stop; we have reached a position in which we must not be content with retaining but must scheme to extend it, for if we cease to rule others, we are in danger of being ruled ourselves." Those words made me think that nothing has changed over the many centuries, and that evil men commit atrocities in every era. My heart aches for the people of Ukraine who are undergoing such terror at the whim of an egotistical little man. 


Here in my own little bit of the world, the sun continues to shine. I nod my head in agreement to Anne of Green Gables words, "Dear old world," she murmured, "you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you."


11 comments:

  1. I will have to check out Martin Walker. He sounds like my kind of writer. Just woken up to a rainy morning. It feels really strange after all the sunny days. B x

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  2. it's so sad about Ukraine. They have such an awful battle.
    (ツ) from Jenn Jilks , ON, Canada!

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  3. Wonderful post and photos
    Prayers continue for the Ukraine
    The madness gets more surreal as time goes on. Horrid and heart breaking, but important that some news sources are publishing photos of dead people. In America, I believe that is new. Important because it represents the true reality of evil.

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  4. Ahhhh... tried to write too much and lost comment.

    Humans always have and will be nasty, at times.

    💛 🌟 💛 🌟 💛

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  5. Seems a good idea to accept this..

    And not beat our brains, trying to make every thing perfect.

    💛 🌟 💛 🌟 💛

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  6. But do our own bit, to add Joy.

    💛 🌟 💛 🌟 💛

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  7. We're still bathed in sunshine here, too, with the mornings getting colder everyday. Did you hear that Louise Penny's Three Pines are going to be an Amazon series starting in December? Penny approves of the actor chosen to be Gamache.

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  8. I like that last picture. Looks like a place where I'd like to go walking. I'm still enjoying these lovely sunny days too although rain would be welcome.

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  9. Love your descriptions of these fall days. They are so spot on. The Anne of Green Gables quote is so lovely. (Am I the only book lover who hasn't read those books?)

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  10. With the cooler weather, reading and hot chocolate are such treats. I love that last picture with the fence.

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