by Angeliska on November 28, 2008
Finally it’s beginning to feel like Fall-
though short-lived as it is, the leaves
everywhere are golden, flame-colored,
russet and scarlet. Perhaps not as
dramatically so as in other places,
but I for one am pleased.
I would really rather the leaves stay
just as they are through the winter,
however. I am not prepared for the
starkness of denuded trees with their
shivering bare branches. I must file
an official document or two with the
Internal Seasonal Offices, remind me.
(this photo also by Denise Grünstein)
Speaking of cheering…
How wonderful is this?
I am trying to feel at one with autumn,
something that normally comes utterly
naturally- but the air is balmy rather
than crisp, and it still hasn’t rained.
“I’d say you were within your rights to bite
the right one and say, ‘What kept you so long?’”
-Let The Right One Slip In -Morrissey
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving (and I hope that you did too),
first with family, and then with my Uncommon Objects family..
All was cozy and convivial- lots of delicious food and conversation!
I am very thankful and lucky to be surrounded by so many lovely people,
family and friends. I feel incredibly blessed with the richness of their companionship.
Steve Wiman is my friend and employer,
and is an incredible artist and collector of the most marvelous treasures..
His string-ball collection is astounding, and very regal!
I took some pictures of the magical vignettes around Steve and Emily’s home,
to give you an idea of the wonderful environment that they have created..
Everywhere you look, there is something that makes your heart twinkle.
The caption written on this found photograph says,
“LET’S EAT, Y’ALL!”
My sentiments exactly!
Sophie Ruth outdid herself- making roasted turkey, peach-glazed ham,
jalapeño cheese grits, sweet and mashed potatoes, macaroni + cheese..
Oh lordy- and the pies! Apple, cherry, mincemeat, pumpkin-
as well as pumpkin cheescake and pumpkin bread pudding..
After the traditional hat-walk (a digestive stroll where everyone
dons a fancy chapeau) we settled down to play games-
namely a marathon round of Trains, my favorite.
Also, here is a sneak peek at our new temporary home!
Yes, we intend to become space-age trailer trash-
though the Royal Spartanette is the classiest of mobile homes!
Here’s some more pictures, from the listing
where we found it- Colin drove all the way up
to Indiana to fetch it! It’s 35 feet long, built in 1951-
everything in it is original, in great condition.
We plan on moving into it very soon,
as we begin the hardcore renovation work
on our house- so more pictures of it to come
as we make it sehr gemütlich!