November 10, 2008
The fall colors
have been more brilliant and have
lasted longer than any year I can remember—from the last week in
September to the first week in November.
Lynn and I subscribe to the Nashua
Community Concert series—seven concerts per season, and it only
costs $45 a person. On October 10 we saw the Greek guitarist Pavlo
and his band. Great energy and passion! He just lives to
share his music.
Every Wednesday Lynn and I practice with our vocal
quartet, A La Carte. Here are pictures of Jane,
and me rehearsing. "Pennies
from Heaven" is typical of the jazz pieces we sing.
A year ago I reported that the arctic summer sea ice was the
the smallest it's ever
been. This year it was about
Two years in a row indicates that last year was not a fluke; it seems to be
solid evidence of global warming.
I built some balustrades
on each side of the platform at church. They give it a more
unified and finished look. I have to go back and fix one
thing—the left balustrade is one inch higher than the right (you can
compare with a ruler on the picture).
Lynn and I went to Tenney Farm in Antrim for some of
their wonderful ice cream. They're famous for unusual
flavors, such as "Cashew Caramel Cluster." The farm
scene was dramatic with sunbeams making strips of light across the
fields as they pierced the clouds.
In October we visited Matt, Crystal and River to
help Matt install some
insulating plastic and to enjoy River.
Lynn and River played in bed (pic 1
and pic 2), and I pushed
River around in her car. Grampa's watch is a fascinating toy to listen
to and to try on.
Sarah brought Addy and Alex over for a couple
days. There was story time, of
course, and Addy danced to Sarah's
piano playing. This is Addy's nursery-school
picture--she's growing too fast!
Lynn attended a couple quilt shows. One quilt
was a copy of a tile-floor design
(look at the size of the pieces!).
The quiltmaker had traveled in Europe and seen this floor in a
cathedral. Upon returning home, she translated it into this
quilt--completely made by hand! Do spend some time looking closely
at the quilt; the details are amazing. Another beautiful quilt featured
a variation of Mariner's Compass.
Feature: Would you
On this day in 1997 Rita Sanchez began putting little
points on the toilet paper ends at the Holiday
Inn in Springfield OH. It has since become standard practice at 91% of
hotels and motels worldwide. Join the effort to leave this bit of elegance in each public restroom you visit.
Quote: “There are a hundred billion stars in the
galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it’s less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we
should call them economical numbers.” – Richard Feynman, physicist, Nobel laureate
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