Happy Thanksgiving from Roadtirement

This year is soooo different. But Thanksgiving, like the river, keeps coming.

Sher and Maj wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for all of our blogging friends who have blessed us by visiting Roadtirement this past year.

A great pair of ducks

Back again with another obvious (and blatant) ad for our Etsy online store. Today we listed more items, including this fine pair of solid brass duck head bookends. These  weigh in at a respectable 1 pound each and will support several of your most treasured volumes.

Update: The bookends have sold. Please visit our store from the safety of your home, especially this year. Here is the link: Roadtirement Vintage Etsy Store

Awwww……. is what you’ll say

This is a very cute and fuzzy kitten I saw on my walk today. Two of its littermates took off and hid when they saw me. This little guy just hopped up on a step and turned to look at me. Then he slowly sauntered off like he owned the world.

The pandemic is still going strong. Don’t let your guard down friends!

Pumpkin’s watery grave

This Jack O Lantern probably graced someone’s front porch last weekend for Halloween. Even though you can’t see the face, the top removal is evidence of some decorative artwork. How or why this pumpkin found its way into the center of this shallow river is a mystery.

No more campaign ads, now we just have to get through the counting and lawsuits. Be safe! COVID’s getting worse just about everywhere. 

A surprise reptilian visitor

We were planting some new bulbs today in our herb/flower garden. We also moved some Asiatic lily bulbs from the front of the house to the back yard as well. When I looked into a bucket we used to move the lily bulbs I noticed this colorful little guy. He is a Five Lined Skink. He is about 5 inches long, and he has lost a part of his tail. We’ve never seen one around before. He’s now making a new home in our bulb/herb/flower garden.

Carpet of leaves

A true sign of fall can be seen in yards and forested areas. A carpet of leaves has developed in our yard as can be seen in the image.  You can barely see the fence and mulched bed circling the maple tree.

Continue to follow recommended safety precautions. Avoid the virus.

Fall on a river

The fall is such a beautiful time of year. This little sometimes island has become home for a couple of driftwood trees. The foliage colors are still sharing their brilliance as fallen leaves take a journey down the calm waters of the river.

Just think, in a little less than two weeks the election will be over and we’ll no longer have to put up with all of those ridiculous, offensive, and repetitive campaign ads on TV, radio and print.

Continue to be careful and safe. COVID-19 is on the rise in many many areas of the country. Now is not the time to relax wearing masks, social distancing and hand washing.