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.
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!|
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 ♥