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  •  Good morning Lorinda and everybody! (11+ / 0-)

    Nice to see you this morning. It's miserable here, so how about some hot coffee and a butter tart or two?

    Coming right up ... here ya go!

    Take care all!

    Exspectamus et vigilamus: quod nolite somnamus.

    by tapu dali on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 07:15:02 AM PDT

    •  Yum! Thanks, tapu! (9+ / 0-)

      I drink my coffee from a Tim's go-cup; the logo long since worn off... I need to head north soon for a replacement!

      It's a crisp morning for us - about 54 degrees with brilliant sunshine - I felt the need to snag a flannel shirt to get the papers. Sorry it's miserable where you are, but I'm looking forward to winter and saying goodbye to 98 degree days for a while.

      Have a great day!

      (-7.62/-7.90) .....It was their destruction. They delved too greedily and too deep... Gimli in Moria, JRR Tolkien

      by Lorinda Pike on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 07:23:07 AM PDT

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      •  I finally gave up and turned on the heat (6+ / 0-)

        this morning.  Have to get fuel for the workshop, or I'll be frozen out before I realize it.  I don't know why I never plan for this stuff -- it's not like autumn is a surprise every year.

        But I was surprised and thrilled to see my winter guardian, Orion, hovering over my house at four the other morning.  That was a wonderful treat.  I wasn't expecting him 'til November, but being up at that hour I got an early peek at him.

        Without social justice our politics would be Republican. -- Onomastic

        by Yasuragi on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 11:19:28 AM PDT

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        •  I like him too. One of the few constellations (6+ / 0-)

          (other than the Big D) that remains visible in town here. I miss being further out in the country where I can actually see the Milky Way. Nova Scotia is good - on the light pollution scale (New York City and Tokyo being ones, middle of the Gobi a ten) it's about a six or a maybe a seven, but that makes it really dark compared to most populated areas.

          (-7.62/-7.90) .....It was their destruction. They delved too greedily and too deep... Gimli in Moria, JRR Tolkien

          by Lorinda Pike on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 11:47:25 AM PDT

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          •  One of the things that kept me here (4+ / 0-)

            instead of moving back to the city was the fact that there's very little light pollution here.  You can see stars all the way down to the horizon, which I had never before known was even possible -- I had just assumed that the thicker layers of atmosphere prevented you from seeing them.

            It's an incredible gift to be able to go outside any clear night and have a massive view of the universe.  :)

            Without social justice our politics would be Republican. -- Onomastic

            by Yasuragi on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 02:05:05 PM PDT

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