Most obviously, I’ve changed my blog template. Oh, you know what they say about a change being as good as a rest. Truthfully, I find the darker background much easier on the eyeballs — now, if I could just adjust the font size to something a tad larger. Perhaps I’ll have to break down and pay to change the Stylesheet. But for now, it’ll do. (As an aside, I did find a way to enlarge the font, and hope it makes for easier reading. It’s done with a short segment of HTML — the drawback is that you have to insert it for every paragraph. But if you were doing it as you write, it wouldn’t be bad. You can also manipulate colour that way.)
Still on the home front, October will bring a big change to our family. My older daughter is moving to Alberta where she was offered a permanent, full time job in her field of study (Wildlife Biologist). She spent the summer there on a 4-month, term position and fell in love with the scenery. She loves to camp and hike, and Jasper and Banff really suited her well.
I’m thrilled that she’s finally found a job in her field — I just wish it weren’t 6000 kms away. :( We will all miss her very much. It is some comfort that technology (such as web cams, digital cameras, email, etc.) does make the distance seem smaller. She plans to start the long drive next Tuesday morning. Sigh. Fish gotta swim…birds gotta fly and all that, I guess. Happily, my younger daughter and my grandson will be arriving from New Brunswick Wednesday evening to spend a few days with us. Perfect timing.
While October brings much change around the countryside, in my area, we have yet to have a killing frost — the sort that coaxes those embers of gold and orange into red flames. And given that the first of the month is Garden Blogger’s Muse Day, I share with you a photo of — what else? — my peach verbena which is still setting out new buds! It’s starting to look a bit ragged and withered in places, but it certainly is, and has been, a persistent bloomer!
“There was something frantic in their blooming, as if they knew that frost was near and then the bitter cold. They’d lived through all the heat and noise and stench of summertime, and now each widely opened flower was like a triumphant cry, “We will, we will make seed before we die.” – Harriette Arnow
Garden Blogger’s Muse Day is hosted by Carolyn of Sweet Home & Garden Chicago. Why not share what’s blooming in your garden today?