Monday, October 27, 2008

Song of the month ("I wanna be sedated")

This month's recommended tune comes from a movie that we watched earlier this week. It is called "Young At Heart", and tells the story of a group of senior citizens who sing contemporary songs in a somewhat unconventional choral group. The movie is a great story that highlights the positive aspects of human nature, and there are some great tunes in there too. Don't miss covers of songs by the Talking Heads, Jimmy Hendrix, David Bowie and, our favorite, the Ramones (a US punk band). Enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Canoodleing in October

We had a lovely paddle on the Wood River this weekend. While the colors are peak in CT at the moment, many the leaves along the shore had already come down. It as a little to cool and overcast for the turtles that usually line the shoreline as if they are watching a parade of canoes. However, we were accompanied by a flock of ducks for much of the trip and greeted by a great blue heron.

Fall Produce

With warm sunny days in early October we are still picking bright red raspberries as big as your thumb. The colors this fall in CT seem to be particularly good, which can be attributed to a wetter than usual summer, a very wet September, temperatures that were not too hot and not too cold, one really nice week in August, a very dry late Augst, and the very hot temperatures for two days in July. Stay tuned for an October Face of Produce

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Spruce Street Painting

"Before" and "After". The good weather over the last month has allowed us to have the exterior siding and trim painted at Spruce Street. We are now sporting a fresh coat of "Popcorn Ball" (yellow to the uninitiated!). Hopefully this will stave off the elements for the coming winter.


This weekend we are spending time with DiAnn (Sheri's mom), and enjoying unseasonably warm weather. In this picture we were at Spruce Street, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Westerly Columbus Day parade. Oh, and installing the kitchen sink too.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Leaf Peeping!

This weekend we travelled to Vermont to see the fall (autumn) colors (colours). We stayed near Rutland with our friends Jo and Eric, and took in nice two hikes with good views. We even managed a visit to the local corn maze (a maize maze, if you will!)(, and the Putney Diner ( A splendid time was had by all.......

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