We are back from a mountain trip, where we did without TV, computers, etc. and spent lots of time hiking, reading, talking, painting, and playing games , instead. I don't think the colors here in the Piedmont of North Carolina are going to be as gorgeous as the ones we saw in the mountains. Here is a sample - a sugar maple around the Bass Lake on the Cone Manor, in Blowing Rock, NC.
I'll catch up with blog reading and commenting as best I can over the next few days. It's good to get away, and it's good to come back. Now, if I were wealthy enough not to have to go back to work on Monday...
But I console myself that it's labor that makes leisure sweet, and I'm grateful I have a good, rewarding job to go back to. I'm glad I could take two weeks off. It was one of our best vacations.
To those of you who read and commented while I was gone, many thanks. It was fun to review the insights and humor of the past two weeks.
Grenouille, Thanks for helping to hold the fort while I was gone. I see you made some good use of "the mechanism." S.