The castaways perform "Shakespeare, The Musical" That sound you just heard was Laurence Olivier being disinterred due to a fitful rest. To sleep, perchance to dream; aye, there's the rub, for in that sleep of death, what dreams may come. Actually I don’t think it's half bad.
Last we left off, our caped crusaders were in peril because it's November and November isnt very bright and merry is it now, preciousss ? All seriousness aside we were talking about synasthesia, for lack of a better term. That is to say, how a sound can be hot or cold and / or does green smell like limes or mint ? Surely you understand. So, if "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot is a "cold" sounding song, here is a warm one:
We had our first cold air on the season this week. I believe the term used to ascribe the description of one sense to another is synasthesia. Something like that. So, how can a sound be cold ? The sound of ice cracking or a howling wind foots the bill. What about music ? Here is a "cold" song:
2 Weeks to Thanksgiving. Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims, Squanto, Turkey and The Macy's Parade. An occaision to eat and give thanks, although the former has decidedly taken priority over the latter. One question however as we look back on The Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock… why didn’t they land in a more hospitable climate ? The South Carolina coast for example ? Or Florida ? Any port in a storm is the obvious answer, but I wonder how a year round food supply at a warmer latitude might have altered tradition…
Time to put the garden to bed for the season. Did so just the other day. I had a good year with lettuce, spinach, peas, radishes, herbs, tomatoes and peppers in that order. I'll leave in my mint, lavender, parsley and sage to winter over. Everywhere else I’ll clean off the leaves, hoe out the root masses, till and top coat with a few bags of dehydrated manure compost. If you replenish what you took out of the soil at years end it sinks in thru the winter and you're that much farther ahead in the spring. I'll boost the soil again in the spring with more compost and a final turnover and heat the ground with black plastic by mid March. Last year I was eating lettuce and spinach in mid April. Im a big fan of manure compost for growing vegetables, but Shawna here is apparently more a devotee of composted vegetation. I might be persuaded.