Thursday, October 06, 2005

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Everywhere I look--things are turning yellow.
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This past week has given us unseasonably warm, still, dry weather and very yellow sunshiny days.  It is so quiet around the riverrim.  The river is very low, and is not making its usual "shhhshhhhssssh" music as it flows past.  This is the only time of year that I will see the river so low and quiet.
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The angle of the sun is changing, and I am acutely aware of that.  It makes different shadows through the leaves.  The sun saturates everything with its light and objects seem to glow from within-- illustrating a weird type of luminosity.
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So, the more yellow I see......, the more I see yellow.  I am noticing things that are yellow that I don't usually pay mind to.  See what I mean? 
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btw- I have discovered that I really, really like to use a dehydrator.
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With all this yellow hanging about, I just had to make some yellow yarn.
 
I will bask in all the yellowness of these October days...because I know that come November...it will all turn to gray.

8 comments:

Brigid said...

Autumn here seems to be coming in red. Our pear tree is turning and so is an ornamental vine. Then we have red rose hips and orange pyracantha berries (the blackbirds are gorging themsevles silly on these!). It's mild here, too. Could you explain what those yellow globular things are in the dehydrator? Thanks.

cyndy said...

Hi Brigid-
How nice that your autumn is a red one! Isn't it funny how some years there seems to be a dominant color theme? Anyway, all of your reds sound beautiful.
The yellow globular things in the food dehydrator are Yellow Pear tomatoes (most yummy dried). I think you mentioned that you are from the UK, so here is a link if you are interested in learning more about them.
http://www.seedfest.co.uk/tomato-seeds-map/tomato-seeds-yellow-pear.html

kara said...

i've been reading riverrim for a couple of weeks and am courious where this river is. u.s..canada?

cyndy said...

Hi Kara-
Thanks for reading along! The riverrim is located in the USA, and is a tributary to the Delaware river. You can read about the Delaware River Basin here:
http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/basin.html

Brigid said...

Hi Cyndy
Thanks very much for that link. A brilliant site. Yellow pear tomatoes would cause some comment on the allotments, I think!

cyndy said...

Hi Brigid-
Glad you liked the page about the yellow pears (I confess I did not know what an allotment was- but after some digging -they look like a great idea!)
Let me know if you would like some seed (you can email me at riverrim@gmail.com)

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Liz said...

Cyndy, I love that picture of the crookneck squashes with your yellow yarn. Very nice. :)
Our leaves aren't that stunning this year...we were doing all right, but all that rain & wind really knocked a lot down. Oh well, at least it *feels* like fall now.

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