Thursday 21 September 2023

Autumn, and a drive to CP

It was a post for both good and bad news yesterday, wasn't it? I found, when my dad was failing, that writing about what was going on helps. And it does. It helps me process it all. . I do have to enjoy the good things in my life. 

The decor is amping up!

Isn't she a hoot, scarecrow girl ↙?! She needs a name. I tied her to the wall ornament. I know the November winds will come.

I painted the birds climbing the wall ↘. They were a gift!

I did my transplanting. Taking two lilacs and one maple, that had begun growing in the front garden, I plunked them on either side of the bench in the front yard.  

One of my Autumn chores is to remove the ivy from the railing, and then wash the railing. I can't start yet! There are too many critters sheltering in it.

Like these, I think these are Yellow Woolly Bear Moth caterpillars. They began in spring being yellow.


caterpillar from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Then there is the red caterpillar with black spikes: Giant Leopard Moth caterpillar. It is looking for a place to stay over winter.
I put it in a container, to take it to a safer place, then forgot about it. I couldn't find it until I moved the towel. 

Hypercompe scribonia
Great Leopard Moth

Giant leopard moth hypercompe scribonia 3.jpg

Wiki By Jeremy Johnson, - CC BY-SA 4.0Link

We got out of the house today. We are still looking for a new topper, sink, and faucets for the bathroom. It is a process. We took off for Carleton Place, driving through town. Perth is usually known for its colours, with all the maples. 

There seemed to be Algonquin students doing to video work. (Note the colour of the tree.)

Do you think Perth needs a ring road? The trucks are just too big for a town that used to only have horse and buggies in 1816 during its founding.

Our old Hostage Exchange location during COVID. Poignant

What the heck, squeeze left? New hydro poles.

Look at the colours!

This is a little section of a county road that goes through a small town! I guess drivers forget that it is STILL 60 KM/H!

The decisions are the problem! We were really tired after looking at taps, counters, and sinks. Leftovers, and we put our feet up.

We've a new show we are watching: Professor T. It is about a quirky professor with OCD, is on the Autism Spectrum, has a whacko artist mother, and consults for the UK police. It is based on a Belgium crime show of the same name. After the first show we warmed up to it!



Tom said...

...Halloween sure has become a decorating holiday!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I love Prof T... I enjoyed the original Belgian version very much and was a tad concerned as sometimes these things don't "translate" that well (Ken Brannagh as Wallender was dismal), but Ben Miller is a fabulous actor and really nailed this one. YAM xx

RedPat said...

I watched the 1st season of Professor T and liked it. Now into the 2nd season on PBS too.

Barbara Rogers said...

Great to see the colors as you rode around. Sigh, must wait another month here, and they aren't promised to be very good this year.

Anvilcloud said...

They've also talked about a hwy 7 bypass around CP, but I don't know if it will ever happen.

We saw some episodes of Prof T and liked it well enough. Our PBS subscription to PBS ran out though,

Elephant's Child said...

Writing about things does help. A lot. Love the first signs of autumnal colour.

Cloudia said...

Thank you for sharing Autumn with me, Jenn. Aloha!.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

We are running out of shows to watch. Professor T looks interesting so I got it set to record some episodes.

You have a lot of work to do each season change and am impressed by your diligence to getting it done.

Hunting for new hardware is exhausting.

DeniseinVA said...

Yes, but it’s cathartic to share about these things with blogging friends. It helps to keep our senses in order, a balm of sorts. I haven’t heard of this new show but his face is known. I used to watch the one in Paradise. Can’t remember the whole title now. Your decorating brought a smile. Pretty birds on the wall too, a lovely gift. I hope your transplants will thrive. Kind of you to wait for the critters to vacate. Always enjoy your critter pictures and posts, I might have said that before, but true words spoken :) Thanks Jenn!

William Kendall said...

The colours are slow thus far this year.

Jeanie said...

I love Professor T. Are you starting with the second season (now airing on TV)? The first is on PBS Passport if you get it. It helps explain some of the quirkiness.

And yes, it does help to be able to share our frustrations online. The support really matters to me and I'm sure to all. Love your woolies!