About The River

Monday, September 11, 2017

In August swallows southward fly,

Summer's waning, fall is nigh.

August went by in a flash for our family. The next thing that happened was the first day of school, garden harvest and crisp autumn air.

I wanted to share a few things that happened in August that I  simply ran out of time to share with you.

August 28th 
We celebrate Tasha Tudor birthday. She is one of my favorite artists. 
I enjoy her books and one of my favorites is Around the Year.

 My dad is doing well. 
August 18th we celebrated his 68th birthday!
He is on the mend and off many of the medications that he started with.
Thank you for your continued prayers for him.
His motto for each day is the same as the day after his surgery.

"Have the Best Day Ever."

The feeling of Autumn started the last week of August.
Cooler temperatures, garden harvest and late summer booms.

During a recent road trip we stopped for gas.
I was walking back to the vehicle from the gas station and noticed this grasshopper sitting on the charge station for the electric cars. He must be charging up for his flight southward.

Thank you for the prayers for our family and Marv during the clean up of Hurricane Harvey. 
We have friends in the path of Hurricane Irma, sending love and prayers to all.



  1. Very thankful that your Dad is doing well. I like the Tasha Tudor books. My sister recently sent one to me. Praying with you for all the storm victims. As your Dad, says, 'Have the best day ever!'

  2. What a neat celebration....Tasha Tudor's birthday! Do you remember back in the day when she was the writer/artist in residence for Victoria Magazine? And can you believe I don't have any of her books??? I have checked them out from the library, but now I'm on a quest to find Around the Year!

    Have a great week! We've battened down the hatches for Irma. :/



  3. شركة المثالية للتنظيف تقدم لكم افضل عروض وخدمات التنظيف ومكافحة الحشرات بجميع مدن ومحافظات المنطقة الشرقية بالمملكة العربية السعودية حيث تقدم جميع خدمات التنظيف الاعتماد علي كافة الاساليب والادوات الحديثة والعمالة الماهرة وخبرة عشرات السنوات بالاضافة الي خدمات مكافحة الحشرات ورش افضل انواع الميدات الالمانية الفعالة ذات الجودة والكفاءة المثالية في تحقيق اعلي جودة لابادة جميع انواع الحشرات بالضمان فمع شركة المثالية للتنظيف تستطيعون الحصول علي منزا امن راقي نظيف بمعني الكلمة مع ضمان للخدمة


  4. What a blessing that your dad is doing well. Happy Birthday to him. I love Tasha Tudor also. She was one of a kind.
    Take care, have a great September and stay safe.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. That is great news about your dad! August did go by in a flash!! What a great shot of the grasshopper!!

  6. So glad to read good news about your dad. Love him everyday. We all want to be loved and remembered. I like that the grasshopper was getting charged. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  7. I'm so glad your Dad is doing well! What a funny place for a grasshopper to be! Maybe he needed a bit of a charge. The flowers are so pretty! What are the tiny yellow ones?

  8. So great to hear that your dad is doing well. Happy Birthday!! :)

  9. She was one of a kind. Take care, have a great September and stay safe.


  10. So glad your dad is on the road to recovery, it has been a busy and stressful time for you. Hope your garden still providing lots of beautiful blooms.

  11. Happy Birthday to your sweet dad. He has the same birthday as my mom. Glad to hear he is doing so much better. Happy Tuesday.

  12. So happy your dad is doing much better! His attitude is most certainly part of the reason he is doing so well! Love his motto :) I don't know where summer went either! We wait for it all year, and then it just flies by! Fall is here now in full earnest. My pumpkins are turning orange, leaves are turning yellow and red, nights are cooler, and days are shorter... the seasons never stay for very long, well, maybe except for ole man winter, lol! Always enjoy my visit with you Carla. I love Tasha Tudor too. What a special lady she was. Hugs to you today :)

  13. Glad your dad is doing better. I like his motto. The yellow flowers are so pretty! It has been feeling like fall here too. We have turned off the air conditioner and sleep with the windows open at night. I love it that way.

  14. Very good news about your dad! And lovely autumnal shots.

  15. So glad to hear that your dad is doing well, he has the best motto!

  16. I was thinking of your dad last week, and wondering how he was doing. Glad for such a good report! How are your friends that were in Irma's path?

  17. That is great news about your dad! August did go by in a flash!! What a great shot of the grasshopper!!


  18. Great article..I am looking so forward to your blogcomment and
    I love your page on your post.. That is so pretty..


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