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'Cat Among the Fairies'
by John Anster Fitzgerald

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Books...Home Grown...Gluten/Free...Local Homes...

Enjoyed 400 pages of "Wildwood Dancing"... 
By Juliet Marillier. 

From the Good Reads review:
"High in the Transylvanian woods, at the castle Piscul Draculi, live five daughters and their doting father. It's an idyllic life for Jena, the second eldest, who spends her time exploring the mysterious forest with her constant companion, a most unusual frog."
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And just discovered that there is a Book II.  "Cybele's Secret (Wildwood #2)   Hooray!  It's about another of the sisters!  ~~~~~~   Just look at the cover art on both these books.  :-)  Must find out more, about the artist.
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I went from 400 pages of "Wildwood Dancing"...  Right into 500 pages of "Days Of Blood And Starlight"...  (The sequel to "Daughter of Smoke and Bone"...)  But I realized that I can't hop right from one dense book, to another.  And "DoBaS" has a very, very dense story line... 

Soooo, I got one of those just-skim-for-important-stuff books out of the library.  Think I'll read some more of "DoBaS".  And then switch to the just-skim book.  :-)
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When I cut home grown tomatoes for dinner, they were so beautiful and jewel-like...  I had to take a picture of them.  :-)   So soon, they will no longer be on our table.  -sigh-
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Here is a Gluten/Free Muffin...  Which I got at Healthy Living Market.  Nice and large and dense and etc. 

I've not had good luck, with making my own G/F Muffins.  -sigh-  And actually, why would I keep "pulling my hair out" with trying to make 'em???  When I can get a couple of these, now and then?   :-)
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Below are more pictures of homes, from around my city.  None of these homes, I have been showing, are in our own neighborhood.  But there are lots and lots of streets, with lots and lots of pretty homes...  So I have lots and lots of photo ops.  :-)

Thank you for being happy to see them...   And I put them at the bottom of the posts.   So that anyone who doesn't want to see any more homes, can just skip the rest.  :-)

But in case some people do skip the homes pics, I put the quote here...  :-))))
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"Heed the small still voice that so 
seldom leads us wrong and
never into folly."
~Mme du Defffand
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When we were first married, we had an apartment in this old home, which had been converted into apartments.   Ours was on the left, downstairs. 

Close up of the flowers, in front of a house, I have already shown...

Yummy side porch...

A side view, of one of the Mansions, which is now, an Inn.

And this is a professional photo, from the Inn web site.  No way could I take a picture like this.  :-)  For one thing, there is too much traffic going by...  So I gladly bow, to the professional photographer.  :-)

And actually, from the looks of the sun/shadows, this picture was taken early in the morning.  Before traffic began.  Hehhhh...  Even they didn't want to "fight" the traffic.  ,-)

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WHY...?????? -grumble-grumble-grumble-



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 The other day, we went to a different store, to purchase something...  We know what it costs, in the usual store.  And it cost way more, in the different store.

So, what did we do?  We paid for it and left.  And outside, I began "bitching," that I'd never do that again.

Outside!!!!!   Outside!!!!!  When getting back in the car!!!!
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 WHY????????

 Because of PRIDE...

Perhaps I didn't want to look "flumoxed" for a minute, figuring out the silliness of this price.    Perhaps I didn't want to appear as if, I didn't have enough money, to pay that price.  Duhhhhhh me!

When I was inside, why didn't I say; "Sorry, but I know the usual price of this item.  And am not going to pay this high price."  Why "in tarnation", didn't I do that????

Me who always says, for all of us, to make up our own minds.  Hahhhh!   How well did I follow my own advice, that time, hu?!?
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Grumble...  Grumble...  Grumble.....    Has a similar situation, ever happened to you?  And how did you handle it, please?
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The neighbor "behind" us, is really moving.  The one, whose boy friend planted all the scrub trees...  From what we hear, the person buying it, wants to live there.  And will "make everything over" to her likes.  Make a split-level, into a 2 story house.  (???)  Perhaps swimming pool in the back.

It will be interesting!!!
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More pictures of homes, around my city...





"September is dressing herself in showy
dahlias and splendid marigolds and 
starry zinnias."
~Oliver Wendell Holmes


 Autumn has come to 
"Here there be whimsey"  blog, too...  
:-)

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Monday, September 15, 2014

First fire in the fireplace......

First fire, in the fireplace, last evening...  That was Saturday evening, after a rainy day.

Sunday has dawned sunny, but we are forecast to be in the 60's, till next Sat.  With nights in the 40's.  I expect more fireplace use.  :-)


(Source for Brambly Hedge illustrations)

It's time for thinking "Brambly Hedge" thoughts...  Of the beauty of Autumn...

 And of "putting-away" for the coming winter...

 And of making steaming soups and casseroles...  To warm both body and heart.  :-)

 Delightful, yes?  :-)


More pictures, of houses, in my city...

These photos, seem to be mostly, of porches, which "caught my eye"...

Isn't this a precious little bit of a porch???  Not showy.  Not right-out-front.  But precious and old fashioned looking.  :-))))

And here is a different one...  It has both screens and window panes, on it.  It can probably be used, for longer, than just an un-screened one.  Or than a screened one.  The addition of some sheltering glass windows, would make later sitting, more possible.  :-)



"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket
than all the other seasons."
~Jim Bishop



 Autumn has come to 
"Here there be whimsey"
too...  :-)

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