End if September? How can that be? Didn’t the year start the day before yesterday? This whole spinning through space thing is totally out of control!

We are waiting for cooler weather to bring the fall … and bounce Hurricane Maria out to sea. No one is in the mood for torrential tropical rains and winds that knock the trees over. We don’t get a lot of hurricanes, so when we do get one, there’s a lot of damage. Most of our howling wind storms are in the winter when the trees are bare … which also means they are far less likely to blow over.

This time of year, though, a big oak with leaves is like a gigantic sail on a ship at sea. Being as oak trees are otherwise nothing like ships at sea, they do not run before the wind. They keel over. Sometimes, on ones house. Ouch.

Share Your World – September 25, 2017

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Kayak on the Blackstone River

I take pictures.

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?

I am a passenger. I don’t necessarily like it, but that’s the way it is. First, because Garry would rather drive. He complains about driving all the time. About all the other slow drivers (slow drivers are the bane of his life), the bad drivers, the drivers who are texting and talking, etc. ad nauseum. He gets pale and nervous when I drive and that has always been true.

Now that he is the official driver more or less all the time, he acts as if he’d be happy if I drove. I know for a fact that he was never happy when I drove, not even a long time ago when the world was young.

He drives. I navigate. That’s the way it is.

If you could have three wishes granted for you alone, what would they be?

Affordable healthcare including medication for everyone in this country.

The new door, now red. You can still see the blue masking tape. I removed the tape, but I need to go take a new picture, too. Still haggling over what to do with the inside. White or color? Will an antique color be too dark? I have paint. I’m just not sure this is the right color. My son and husband are “pro antique green” and I’m still waddling around in “off white.” Film at 11.

Enough money to fix up the house to make it more comfortable and safer.

A repaved driveway would be a really good thing!

A hot air balloon vacation across Europe including first class airline tickets and very classy accommodations … and great food!

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  

I sort of signed up for Tai Chi. My cardiologist really wants me to do something the makes me move a bit more. We shall see how it goes … or if it goes. I sign up for things, but as often as not, I don’t actually show up when the time comes.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.


  1. Photography can definitely be a get out and move type of thing if the Tai Chi doesn’t do it for you. When I head to the park for one of my squirrel photo walks, I probably log about 3 miles before all’s said and done. And you hardly even notice you’re getting the exercise if your mind is occupied trying to find the next good subject…


  2. Just found your blog through the SYW prompts. I love the name of your blog: one of my favourite words and concepts.
    The year has gone so fast, cannot believe it. I am with you on the balloon vacation across Europe – can you imagine the photo opportunities!


  3. “A hot air balloon vacation across Europe including first class airline tickets and very classy accommodations … and great food!” sounds really great about now.
    I think you’re right, Marilyn, the world is spinning much faster than before.


Talk to me!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.