It’s been an interesting week….

It’s been a crazy week with the political issues, weather, Judiasim classes, and Gus.

I will not even comment on the political stuff….. we will just wait and see what happens.

The weather has finally cooled and we had a light frost! Our usual first killing frost is around Thanksgiving. Not too far away. The maples are beautiful at this time of year!

The Nandinas are full of berries!

Camilla sasanquas Hana Jiman are blooming.


The Christmas decorations are appearing!


Fresh butternut squash soup is my favorite at this time of the year!


Unfortunately, Gus took a turn for the worst over the weekend and he was euthanized today. No more fighting the cancer. I took him to the coast a few weeks ago for a last visit to the parents and there are some pictures below.

Death in Judaism: death is not a tragedy, even when it occurs early in life or through unfortunate circumstances. Death is a natural process. Our deaths, like our lives, have meaning and are all part of God’s plan.


Some beautiful shots in  Beaufort, North Carolina waterfront.


And the Seafood!


It is the cycle of life!


Goodbye Gus.

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Fall! Finally….

The weather has finally cooled and the humidity has reached an acceptable level where we can walk around downtown Raleigh without breaking into a sweat!


It has been a busy time around town.

The North Carolina Museum of Art has a fun installation of giant bunnies called Interlude. They have had nights of various generes of music and beer and wine. http://ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/13942


Also, it was time to vote. It only took two hours … not too bad!


With cooler weather it is also time to plant pansies and mums!


I chose to plant Sheffield daisies this year! I call them Korean Mums!  They flower for a long season and usually come back the next year!


Update on Gus!


It has been several months since Gus stopped chemo for the adenocarcinoma in his lungs. The cancer has slowed him down but he seems well. We are just taking it day by day.

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