Saturday, October 18, 2014

GARAGE SALE !!


Private showing time at a garage sale the other day
with an Ella Fitzgerald, 
a ukulele,
 an adult-rated barracks room ballad album
 to top the bill.
 Laughs all around got the ball rolling.


I wedged in behind Jim taking it slowly
but with determination.


Since it was dark inside at first
after being outside in the bright light,
I couldn't see my head for my tail.


But even if I am shorter than Jim and Ron,
I can help with figuring out what's what
especially under this table.
Anyone need a new / old blender?


Vintage everything covered every piece of furniture
so it took awhile to scan the lot and then take time to 
make a judgement call as to whether it was a sale or not. 


This is what I mean about humans,
if they only had my nose-sniffing 
DOODLE SCHNOZE
I could zip & whip 
through that barn in no time flat.
Lickity Split I tell you.


In the meantime I sniffed this clover,
this lonely clover
waiting for the inevitable
sleepytime
and
a cozy blanket of snow


Thursday, October 16, 2014

JUST WHISPER IN MY EAR


I am enjoying this week because Hurricane Gonzalo is on it's way!
You say, wha'?
You see the warm southern temperatures are dragged 
unwillingly to the north
which means we feel like it's summer again.
Jim told me this and I do believe him.
He does not lie.


See how serious he is explaining the whole phenomenon.
I listen with bated DOODLE BREATH!


It's coming from that direction
where the glorious sunset lives.


The calmness of these waters will last for only a few hours
because things change on a dime around here.


Even MacDonald House 
is reflecting the expected warm weather.
(No that's not snow but one's imagination could go that far)


So we are ready for this unsettling weather
as you can see the sunset reflecting
in my new/old Matrix car
the guys bought this week.
Psst: I have a new back seat to wave at all my followers now.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

THANKSGIVING MAGIC !!


This Thanksgiving Weekend in my part of the world
I managed to see and smell so very much.


In the park pond these three ducks wouldn't have anything to do with me.
~ everything straight into the air for us ~


This monstrous mossy laden tree 
really was an eye-catcher
even for a DOODLE.


Slipping through the side streets of Halifax
is always a colourful treat
and
with so much construction going on
we found new/old homes
"the nouveau riche"
taking over neighbourhoods.
Very exciting I guess!


Then before we knew it we made a visit to Martinique Beach
a good hour and 1/2 drive from the city.
We came upon a busload of kayakers from the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec.
The surf was perfect for them
~ but ~
I only had my eye on Daddy Ron.


~~ SEE ~~
There now do you believe me?!!
Pinpoint DOODLE accuracy for my Daddy.
He is not going to get away from me.


However the moment of tranquility and peace
was sitting in the back seat of the car
as I stared at all these lights
NEON LIGHTS
while hamburgers were making their way to us.


The neon lights seemed to have a magic all their own.

Just like I wish for all of your

Have a magical weekend 

from us on our 

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND !!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A TREE SEEDLING & MORE


In my world when you are surrounded
like the wild mustangs on the open plains
like Robin Hood and his Merry Men
like the tree canopy of the Applachians
there is bound to be a seedling ~


like this one hiding in the hinoki shrub


wedged neatly within the cupped green needle-like extensions


far below the mother maple tree


not distant from the fothergilla shrub saved from loss years ago


around the corner from mountain ash growing happily with the white pine


where the pine needles fall onto the teak chaise lounger


where high above the Virginia Creeper takes advantage of this year's display


I look up, way up
and smell the air
because it's time for my garden
to ready for slumber,
not until the colour spills everywhere though.
Enjoy!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

AUTUMNAL MORNING RITUAL


Experiencing a morning like this
gives us a feeling of inner peace
 sustaining us throughout the day.


 The fleeting passage of sunrise
glistens on the dew draped grasses and pebbles along the pathway.


~ grassy dune hillocks wander through the rays of light ~


The boardwalk encourages us to move on


flanked by asters, 
so plentiful this year
 fresh, perky and smothering the wooden trail.


Across the way a heron eyes a morning morsel


while swooping behind us 
and diving into a secure place 
are two herons so silent and aware.


This heron made no hesitation 
heading directly into a tree lined
marshy venue ~


Passing up any chance of finding any food in these grasses.


While all this was going on,
I was playing 
DOODLE SUPERINTENDENT
at our weekend yardsale.


I always help Jim in the autumn with this yearly ritual
by sitting very still 
not to scare off customers.
When they aren't looking I 
DOODLE ATTACK 
them,
everyone of them
Don't want anyone to feel left out!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

JUST SIMPLE CONTENTMENT


Once over the rocks we headed for the river,


flanked by MacDonald House 
 looking very much like Wuthering Heights.
We stopped to dig holes
because Stony Beach is made for "HOLE DIGGIN' " !


Running full speed ahead with an eye on the edge


because the tide is gouging away the sides
of the river as it always does when it is going out.


Here is Jim helping nature eat away at the edge.


While he does that I swim and I fetch.
Far off in the distance in that small beach pool,
everything is viewed under the watchful eye of a heron.


There s/he goes silently over the waters
heading for the salt marsh on the other side of the hill.


Contentment really is all I seek out
and contentment is what I always find.


The sun sets much earlier as we step into fall,
so it's time to retire
and 
talk over the day's events
as we head home
just down the road.