We'll leave the light on for you.
Tales of a British expat, transplanted into the lush Tennessee countryside. Lover of old, time-worn, and antique. Tea-drinker, flower-grower, animal-nurturer.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Season Of Mists And Mellow Fruitfulness
A heavy fog had started to roll in before we turned in for the night, and by morning light it was difficult to see beyond a few yards.
I watched as the dewy blanket fell to the ground, illuminated by the porch lights, how can something be so treacherous, and yet so magical ?
The day has warmed to a balmy 76 degrees, and out of the blue, an invasion of Ladybugs ( Ladybirds for my readers across the pond), have emerged.
Literally hundreds of them.
I have a suspicion the State beetle just wanted to show off their Halloween costumes.
Posted by A Brit in Tennessee at 11:05 AM 8 comments:
Labels: Autumn fog.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Posted by A Brit in Tennessee at 1:56 AM 10 comments:
Labels: Autumn path
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Autumn's First Frost
Frost on the pumpkin last night.
'Tis the season of woolly socks and flip-flops.
"The hazy, cloudless skies of Indian Summer.
Leaves scurrying down the street before the wind.
The cold shiver from an arctic blast.
Indian Summer. The last warmth of the sun.
Chilly mornings and glorious warm afternoons.
The Harvest Moon. The Hunter's Moon. The Rainy Season.
Dry corn stalks clattering in the wind.
The touch of frost on grass and window pane.
The smell of burning leaves."
~ Keith C. Heidorn
Posted by A Brit in Tennessee at 1:22 PM 10 comments:
Labels: Autumn frost
Thursday, October 17, 2013
"The milkweed pods are breaking,
And the bits of silken down
Float off upon the autumn breeze
Across the meadows brown."
~ Cecil Cavendish, The Milkweed
Posted by A Brit in Tennessee at 11:50 AM 6 comments:
Labels: autumn meadows, milkweed pods
Friday, October 11, 2013
For Miss Mollie....
Gentle eyes that see so much,
paws that have the quiet touch,
Purrs to signal "all is well"
and show more love than words could tell.
Graceful movements touched with pride,
a calming presence by our side --
A friendship that takes time to grow -
Small wonder why we love them so.
~ Author Unknown ~
Posted by A Brit in Tennessee at 5:20 PM 7 comments:
Labels: Oliver cat.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand shadowless like silence, listening
To silence, for no lonely bird would sing
Into his hollow ear from woods forlorn,
Nor lowly hedge nor solitary thorn;—
Shaking his languid locks all dewy bright
With tangled gossamer that fell by night,
Pearling his coronet of golden corn.
~Thomas Hood : Autumn (1798-1845)
Posted by A Brit in Tennessee at 12:40 PM 6 comments:
Labels: Autumn misty morn.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Best Friends Forever
Let me introduce you to my precious niece from England, Mollie.
It was her first time visiting to America, in fact her first time flying on a jet-plane, across the Atlantic ocean, all to attend my granddaughter's wedding.
It made the entire occasion, extra special.
Very quickly Mollie and Oliver cat soon became the best of friends, he followed her everywhere.
Enjoying all the attention, hourly groomings, and more cat treats than he could have ever imagined.
They became inseparable.
He tried to keep up, but oftentimes the excitement overwhelmed him.
His BFF has sadly returned across the ocean, and Oliver has taken to laying beneath the bushes and awaiting her return .
He misses her terribly......we all do.
Hurry back Miss Mollie !
Hurry back Miss Mollie !
Posted by A Brit in Tennessee at 2:16 PM 15 comments:
Labels: Mollie, Oliver Cat
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