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Excitement

Today's sparkly view from the dock
Today’s sparkly view from the dock.  (Click on the photo to get a better view of all the sparkle on the water.)

Talk about the joys of the unexpected, can they compare with the joys of the expected, of finding everything delightfully and completely what you knew it was going to be?

~ Elizabeth Bibesco

At the end of the day (yesterday).
At the end of the day (yesterday).

The kitchen cabinets were delivered today!!

They're here!
They’re here!

Most are in boxes and we’re going to leave it to the installers to open the boxes, but one came without packaging so I was able to get a good look at the color.  It’s one thing to work with a small sample, and quite another thing to see the color on an entire cabinet.  I was not disappointed.  I think the color I picked will work out wonderfully.

Going back to earth
Going back to earth

You’ll have to wait to see the color.  The installation is scheduled for tomorrow so I should have pictures for you then.  Or on Wednesday.  We’ll see.

Grounded
Grounded

The Very Nice Men who delivered the cabinets were also able to help me with the problem of the hutch.  We needed to remove the top and put it in the garage where we’ll store it for a while.  It weighs a ton.  I might be exaggerating a little, but it sure felt as if it weighed a ton when M and I tried to lift it off and move it.  The Very Nice Delivery Men picked it up as if it weighed nothing and were on their way to the back door with it before I could get to the door and show them where to put.  Amazing show of strength.

Fungus on a dead tree in the woods.
Fungus on a dead tree in the woods.

There is a place, like no place on earth.  A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger.  Some say, to survive it, you need to be as mad as a hatter.  Which, luckily, I am.

~ Lewis Carroll

Little worlds of wonder
Little worlds of wonder

I’m not sure about the danger part, but I do sometimes feel like Alice in Wonderland, and I may well be as mad as a hatter so I fit that, too.  I spent a few hours yesterday and today working in the woods, hacking away thorny vines to help the trees and to give me access to parts of the woods I haven’t been able to explore.  I came across this beautiful fungi growing on one of the loblolly pines.  The tree is dead, or almost dead, a tall trunk with no branches, standing straight up to the sky.

Fairy apartments
Fairy apartments

I’m not sure what it is.  Perhaps one of you can identify it for me?  I looked around on the internet.  The only photos I found of something similar didn’t identify it.

Listening
Listening

The fungi marched up the tall tree, some of the little ones looking like small ears poking out of the bark of the tree.

Orange flourish
Orange flourish

That’s about it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for today.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I think it’s going to be a lovely evening to watch the sunset and the moon rise.  We can meet on the dock or out on the platform overlooking the marsh.  Sunset is scheduled for 4:48 pm.  Moon rise is an hour later at 5:49 pm.  I missed seeing the full moon last night because we had heavy cloud cover.  It’s clear as a bell today.

I saw this butterfly near the dock today.  We still have dragonflies here, too.
I saw this butterfly near the dock this morning. We still have dragonflies here, too.

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Rotated reflections on the lagoon
Rotated reflections on the lagoon

NaBloPoMo November 2013

Today’s joys:  Kitchen cabinets!!   Very Nice and Very Helpful Delivery Men.  Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Cedar trees and loblolly pines.  Magic in the woods.

Author:

Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, yoga teacher, sometime poet, wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She shares her daily walks and meanders, a lot of quotes, some of her artwork, and a lot of her photography here on Ye Olde Blogge. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are (still!) in the midst of renovating the house and cleaning up the property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

26 thoughts on “Excitement

  1. Wonderful that you love the cabinet color, can’t wait to see them installed. We had some orange fungas on a dead branch a couple of years ago. I don’t know what it was but it sure was pretty. Not as pretty as yours though, yours has more shapes to it. Hopefully someone will know what it is. I saw the full moon this a.m. at 5:00 while taking dog out. 😦 Did not want to see it at 5:00 a.m. but that’s what happens when you have a hyper Katie-girl.

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    1. Thank you, CM. There’s a lot going on today. Hammering, drilling, banging. I’m staying out of the way, but have looked in every now and then, and things are coming along nicely. 🙂

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  2. What an amazing butterfly you found this morning! So glad to hear you still have dragonflies. We haven’t see one for weeks now, but we have yellow sulfurs playing in the garden still. Getting cold again here. So glad you were able to get out and enjoy the day. What beautiful orange fungus- very seasonal! Best wishes, WG

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    1. Thank you, WG. 🙂 I saw a couple of yellow sulfurs yesterday. They’re probably hunkered down today. It is chilly and windy. Not a good day for butterflies or dragonflies.

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  3. You know I adore the fungi. I’m glad I made one of my periodic visits! I wanted to see if you’d posted kitchen images and I wasn’t disappointed. Very exciting stuff.

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  4. How fun to get a new kitchen! I can’t wait to see what it will look like when it’s all done. We currently have a new dishwasher sitting in the corner of the dining room that the installers refused to install because my stove is between the sink and where the dishwasher is supposed to go, and hubby is trying to find someone else to install it for us.

    Loving the sparkles on the water, and the mushrooms you found are pretty cool looking!

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    1. Thank you, Michaela. 🙂 There always seems to be a hiccup involved when it comes to installing new appliances. It must be a law of nature or something. I hope you find an installer soon.

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  5. Isn’t it great when the water sparkles like diamonds?
    So glad someone was able to help move the hutch top – years of heavy lifting to add up…get help when you can.
    That’s some sort of bracket fungus….the lines are so much like cave formations – or columns of great cathedrals.
    Nice shots!

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  6. How very exciting indeed to behold your new kitchen cupboards! I admire you for being able to narrow it down to a color–to choose. I wonder if I could choose how to decorate a new house. Right now it feels doubtful. (Not an inborn skill.) Also enjoyed looking at the orange fungus amongus.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. 🙂 I bet you would manage it just fine. Decorating is not an inborn skill for me either. Thank goodness that the house is telling me what to do.

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    1. That is such a great question, Bearyweather! I hadn’t thought about it, but it should be something special, shouldn’t it? It’s a good thing I have two weeks to think about it. 🙂

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