Just Now I Am......

Thursday, 31 October 2013





~ Wondering if the leaves on my cherry tree are ever going to fall (that isn't it above). Some time in October the leaves of my ornamental cherry tree  turn from green to orange. They stay like that for maybe two days and then they drop all at once. This year they will still be green as we enter November.

~ Thinking that my phone takes pictures (the three above) every bit as good as my DSLR.

~ Feeling even more than usually disinclined to do Halloween. Luckily I don't have to. Katie has organised her own fun with a friend and I have put a 'Sorry, no trick or treaters' poster on my front door (thank you West Mercia Police). I know, I'm a mean old bat.

~ Anticipating making this cake with the remains of Katie's jack o' lantern.

~ Waiting for more yarn to arrive. I ran out of yarn with fourteen rows to go. Wailing and gnashing of teeth.

~ Pondering the similarities between a knitting project and reading a good book. Not wanting it to end but desperate to see how it turns out.


15 comments:

  1. :) I hadn't noticed that my cherry tree has held on to it's leaves too! Amazing considering the storm on Monday! thanks for making me look again.
    Hope your yarn arrives soon, and the dye matches. It seems perfect weather to hide and craft.

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  2. Our apple tree just seems to go whomph with the leaves all in about a week, but the oak trees... they take forever and ever and ever. Loads came down with the winds, but there still soooo many more. It takes until January before they are all done falling. xx

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  3. Gorgeous pictures, I wonder what November has in store x

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  4. We don't do Halloween either Sue, I hope your yarn arrives soon. So frustrating! x Penny

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  5. Lovely post - our ornamental cherry still has its leaves too. I don't do Hallowe'en either.

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  6. Just now I am....deciding what to do with an entire crate of quinces we have been gifted! I think I will be a regular visitor here over the weekend!

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  7. Hooray for not having to do halloween! (we're not quite there yet, although at least Miss 12 carved the pumpkin this year)

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  8. I wish we didn't have to do Halloween. But, even with the kids gone now, my husband insists on it. He is very much an overgrown kid at heart. I know the frustration of having to wait on a knitting project. I'm waiting for my local yarn shop to get in the size needles I need for a mobius cowl. I've been staring at the gorgeous yarn for weeks now, itching to start (even though I already have two other projects on the go). And I agree very much with your comparison of knitting and reading.

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  9. I love the thought of All Hallow's Eve. But that isn't the same as Halloween is it? There were a lot of greedy children (and parents) out there this year. Next year things will be different...
    Your photos are gorgeous- thanks for sharing the blue skies. Ax

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  10. Cherry leaves still green and in place here too. I need Hallowe'en to get rid of all the sweets we get given but don't eat. Not many came round this year though, I think the rain put them off. Never mind, I have three jam-a-jars to fill for the school Christmas fayre soon.

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  11. I think the credit goes to your photography skills, Sue, rather than either camera. Your colours and tight shots are always very appealing.

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  12. Oh the agony of not quite enough yarn - did you try the 'knit faster in the hope of foiling the space time continuum' trick? And you would have hated last night at our house! Apart from possibly the pumpkin pie bit.

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    1. I really did try knitting faster but it didn't work.

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  13. I so agree with all of you non-Halloween ladies. I love it in the US (I've experienced it there twice and loved seeing the little kids out with their parents.) but trick or treating just isn't one of our British traditions

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  14. Spot on, Jayne, Halloween is great here in the States but not in the U.K where it is nothing but an american import that brings out the worst in a lot of folk.

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