Monday, November 03, 2008


Heavenly shades of night are falling, its twilight time
Out of the mist your voice is calling, its twilight time

When purple-colored curtains mark the end of day
I'll hear you, my dear, at twilight time

Deepening shadows gather splendor as day is done
Fingers of night will soon surrender the setting sun
I count the moments darling till you’re here with me

Together at last at twilight time

[Written by: Alan "Artie" Dunn, Morty Nevins & Buck Ram-1944
Performed by: The Platters -1958
Produced by: Buck Ram
Appears on: Flying Platters-1958]

Couldn’t help but think of that old song this afternoon when I walked down to the lake, which is finally being dropped to its winter level by TVA, to get a fading shot of the setting sun’s light against the distant trees. I actually waited too late, having nodded off during the first 80 laps of the NASCAR race Sunday!

Maybe I’ll catch it a little earlier tomorrow…if not I’ll probably miss my last chance for the fall season. The morning frosts have just about removed all color from the leaves, all though they are somehow clinging fast to the trees. I haven’t even had to mow leaves once this fall! However, I’m sure there will soon come along a cold rain that will start them piling up in the yard.

When Judy and I first moved here, sometime around ’95, we tried to rake leaves, but the yard is just too big and we’re too lazy. So instead, I close the discharge shot opening with the mulching attachment and mow the yard 3 or 4 times up through December and I’m done with it! Actually, it’s good for the yard to return the matter the trees have taken from the soil and return it to the yard.

The added advantage of mulching the yard is that it gives the leaves a nice level path to blow off into the woods or into my neighbor’s yard!


Sarge Charlie said...

Heavenly shades of night are falling, its twilight time
Out of the mist your voice is calling, its twilight time

very cool mr mushey

Tincantom said...

You are right about living in this part of the country, great place to get outdoors in all seasons (well pretty much). Thanks for dropping by my site. I always enjoy your posts.

Jose said...

Fall, what is that? Us Phoenicians don't get to experience it much. The colors on those trees are just awesome.

Sandi McBride said...

The song started playing in my head as soon as I saw the words and got louder as I scrolled through the photographs...photograph has a much warmer ring to it than photo...lovely shots...

pat houseworth said...

More great shots...however with Daylight Savings Time now gone for the winter, it gets dark here at 5:30 and less daylight each day.

I hate it!

catscratch said...

Beautiful shots!

Carol said...

Ohhhh....I love that song, Mush! And your yard: pure heaven...although I know it's a lot of work. We have 5 acres of trees!!!!

Jerry said...

You have a beautiful yard. Here's a song for you:


david mcmahon said...

That's a mighty big yard, pardner.

And they're great shots, Mushy

Old Soldier said...

Those are some great photos, you have a very good eye. The mulcher idea is what I do every yaer, work smart not hard.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Mulching is always better. Used to do that with grass when I mowed Mom and Dads lawn. Beautiful shots man. You're blessed.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Uh, soo why do they lower the water level?

When you talked before about the water level going down and the mud, I assumed it was because the rain falls off and the water dries up, like it does here. All the locasl tanks are low now.

Mushy said...

This link will answer the "lake lowering" question.

Maggie May said...

I have always loved that song and your pictures are lovely. Makes me laugh the way you all call a massive garden a "yard"! Over here, a yard would be a small square of concrete! LOL
Congratulations on POTD.

Sarge Charlie said...

Hold on to your wallet I fear a replay of the Carter years.

lmerie said...

Over from David's, congrats on POTD.

Great pictures! I can't wait for the week of fall color to come to my area- ha!

Carol said...

Congrats on your POD award, Mush!

Shrinky said...

That first shot is nothing less than stunning mushy.

I love Autumn. Today, standing at the kitchen window, I pulled hubby up to look - the view is at it's best come this season. All those colours, so pretty.

We have much to be thankful for. x

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Beautiful colors....awesome photo of the lake! :) Looking forward to meeting you soon!!! (I hope!)

Becky said...

Wow, that yard is enormous and once again, I love your photos!

Scott from Oregon said...

I am a mulcher too.

A raKE?