Volunteers and Dragonflies


September has been delightful with cool air in the mornings, wearing sweaters and windows flung wide opened to catch that chill in the air.  After lunch, the heat of the day has built up and summer once more swells and heats my days.

We didn't plant a vegetable garden this summer because of the wedding planning and my husband's busy work schedule (that we are still adjusting to each day).  However, Mother Nature has graced us with volunteer tomato plants!  Frodo and I walk by them each day to pick the cherry tomatoes.


He still remembers his yellow jacket sting, every time any insect buzzes near him, he is more than ready to run-run-run.  Silly, but I would be the same way.  I used to be afraid of bees and dragonflies as a child.  I cannot explain the dragonfly fear, I'm guessing it is the hum of the wings and the way they dart.  Now I think they're quite pretty.


Most mornings are started with writing, praying and a short yoga routine.  I'm finding this a perfect way to start each day, as I move through the positions I'm grateful for what my body can do.  The daily walks are challenging because of fall allergies, I've got a long long time for the first frost.  So after a walk I usually have a sinus headache!  However, the dirt road is more weedy than the paved road so maybe it's just changing where I walk. Oh well.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Drink nettle tea with local honey and use a neti pot, both really do work with allergy problems; they are in my life daily.
    It has been cool here in the mornings too and I love it so I was very disappointed to see this morning that it will be 92 here on Sunday.
    Enjoy a great weekend Karen and happy knitting.

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  2. Sorry to hear you have allergies this time of year, a sinus headache is no fun at all. Just look at Frodo, what a sweet face he has. I am loving the coolness too Karen, new boots were purchased this morning and a woolly scarf has been worn : ) Have a great weekend xx

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  3. It has been cool here full stop, I was hoping for a late summer but that hasn't materialised, never mind. Blackberry tea is often a relief and gives natural healing for Autumn allergies associated with ragweed. Hope that helps.

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  4. How much do I love the look on Frodo's face. I had to show him to Smith and we were both cooing as if he were here. Hope your allergies don't get you down too much! Have a beautiful weekend.

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    1. I knew you would like his photo!! Glad he brought you both joy :)

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  5. Our weather has been like yours. Cool in the morning and stifling hot in the afternoon. It is so nice to be able to open all windows early on and I know change is coming... Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Oh I hate allergies. Otherwise, three cheers for fall. And volunteer cherry tomatoes.

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  7. Your morning routine sounds lovely. I need to leave the house about 7 am so my morning routine is a bit different but after our trip, I am going to figure out how to have a less busy start to my days.

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  8. Frodo is such a ham! Too cute. I wanna hug him. Sorry allergies are such a pain for you right now. Sinus headaches are no fun.

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  9. Poor Frodo. THe bees and wasps do get so crabby in the fall don't they? Ive been starting my day with a 20 minute run. I hate it. Im so happy when its done though

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  10. I'm still afraid of dragonflies! And butterflies - yep, butterflies! My allergies are driving me crazy - they do all year - but at times, like now, they get worse!

    Linda in VA

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    1. now I don't feel so bad about the dragonfly fear :)

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  11. Yay for volunteer tomato plants :) Your morning routine sounds just lovely. Sorry about the allergies, not fun. Enjoy your weekend Karen.

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  12. Froddo looks really cute. Im a fan of dragon flies too.
    loving your recent knits

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  13. It sounds like your world is falling comfortably in place into the next season! The little things in every day (like finding cherry tomatoes!) make life just THAT much better. And, it looks like the weather is about to take another dip, so we'll be able to enjoy those beautiful fall days all the more now :)

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  14. That dog of yours sure is cute! He looks like Mr. Personality. Happy Fall, but sorry it brings you allergies.

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  15. Frodo is sooooo adorable!!! I hear ya...about fall allergies (mine are about to kick in too) xoxo

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  16. Oh, I have been suffering right along side you with the allergies, Karen! I finally went to the doctor and found out I have a sinus infection! :( Ugh! Otherwise, I have been loving this cooler weather! xx

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  17. How you describe your start to each day serves as a reminder of how I need to start my days. Thank you for that!
    Frodo looks rather mischievous in that pic. Makes me smile. :)

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