"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Few Reminders of Autumn

Although  I have *lost* my Galahad and still live in dread of what might happen to my home,  (*Invaders* STILL coming to poke and prod this week..), I have opted to take a few days off from the Opera as my emotional/physical *gas tank* was on empty.  Indian Summer has arrived...and it is slowly helping to restore my strength and faith in well....everything.  Chris and Bofie came through the *Superstorm* relatively unscathed...although the police did knock on their door and tell them to evacuate.  They live in a building about 100 yards from the Hudson...  the water came up to the windows of the first floor of the building (they are on the second)...and they didn't lose power.  I was relived to learn my  American *Sisters* - Lo, Suki and Mim all came through it... but, a lot of work needs to be done for those less fortunate...so many are now homeless and helpless...please give what you can.  This is a HUGE catastrophe.

I spent the last two days walking amid Nature....what this girl needs to help give her strength.  Here are some photos to share with you.

Saturday's Hike

Part of the Presidio has been *beautified*...this means chopping down hundreds of trees to make way for flattened paths for more people (less hikers - like Moi)!  I was relieved to see the old *Wishing Well* had been left intact!

Saw this lovely little one....does anyone know what species he is?  (Lisa?CS?) I shot this off-centre on purpose...just liked the dimension..

Not photo-shopped...this one red-orange leaf with the sun glinting off of it...pure magic!

  Sunday's Hike

To Stow Lake

Muscovy Ducks!  I love them... a year ago, there was only one....this big fellow..

But now, he has been joined by six others...including 2 babies....( we believe they were abandoned here in the Lake...but thankfully, all are thriving and healthy).


I send you all warm, loving Autumnal Hugs...stay safe, keep those less fortunate in your hearts and prayers...and donate what you can.


♥ Robin  ♥


  1. Gosh, I feel your pain through your words. I hope your life settles down soon.
    I always love taking a hike with you. So many beautiful parts of nature to enjoy.

    Hugs and love

  2. sooo glad you took some time off to walk through the beautiful spaces there. esp love the final wreath. i want one.

    thinking of you. love, suki

  3. Very unsettling to have all this going on plus invaders! Glad you took your favorite walk to such a beautiful spot. Keep it up! And thanks for the emails and help!

  4. I missed this post somehow.Bummer. I think I get to many blogs running thru my dashboard and things get lost, but glad you had a day to refill. Some great photos here. I hope you are doing OK since you haven't posted in a few days.