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Monday, October 12, 2009

A Manic Mosaic Meta-morphing Monday

Good intentions.

That's what I had this morning, when I sat down
at the computer to post a nice story about how this:

morphed into this:

which became this:

and then became this:

which when opened:

looks like this:

and spoons like this:

and belongs on this:

which looked like this:

and when eaten for breakfast:

was absolutely delicious!

The grapevines at That Old House are rapidly curling up;
soon they'll expose their lovely twiggy branches:

It's Fall; everything is changing.


This morning, right after I finished that yummy breakfast, the telephone rang.

My Dad was being transported by ambulance from his assisted living apartment to the local emergency room -- turns out he has pneumonia in both lungs. I spent all day at the hospital instead, so this is a much shrunken version of my planned post!

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for hosting Metamorphosis Monday! My grapes here at That Old House have morphed into delicious grape jam; this jar is from my neighbor, Ellen. We shared the bounty, but I haven't made my jam yet.


And speaking of fruit, last week I took my 89-year old Dad to an orchard farmstand in New Jersey, just west of Hackettstown. He picked out his own apples, and even paid for mine. Sadly, an apple a day has not kept the doctor away in his case.

On Saturday, we brought him to the beach house out in Southold on eastern Long Island. My sister and her husband met us there, and Peggy and I left the menfolk to wander around doing manly things; we went shopping for veggies. We stopped at a little one-man fruit stand and Peg bought a jar of homemade strawberry jam.

That's my collage for Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary at Little Red House.
(You can click it to see it better -- not very big images!)

On the top, the orchard stand.
And my Dad.

At bottom, the little independent fruit stand in East Marion on Long Island.
And my sister.

Today, Peggy and I kept each other company at the hospital,
while our Dad alternately napped and charmed the nurses.

I'm glad we'd had a fun weekend,

Not too impressive a mosaic, I know. . . . I'll try harder next week!
You can click on any of the highlighted words, to go and visit the blog parties mentioned.

Good night, all! -- Cass


  1. I hope all goes well with your dad.

  2. Aw, I hope your father will get better quickly. I'll say a prayer for him.

  3. I do so hope your dad is ok! Your pictures are lovely and yummy!!
    Hugs, Lisa

  4. Lucky man to have 2 daughters nearby. Best wishes to him and his (your) family.

  5. Glad you did get your dad out here for a visit..It was beautiful weather.
    I hope he does better, I will say a prayer for him.
    I know where that stand is..
    Cass, if you have a minute could you email me the town or place you get the winter onions? We might go over tomorrow if it isn't rainy!

  6. Are those muscadine? What's better than PBJ on beautiful china. Hope your dad is improving--take care.

  7. Sure hope your Father has a full and fast recovery. Homemade jelly and jam - Yum!

  8. Cass, I hope your dad gets better soon. It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I like your mosaic. It's very interesting to me because here in the desert we don't have these cute little fruit stands or orchards. In my opinion your mosaic is very impressive because the photos are great. Your dad looks happy and the fruits look tasty, etc.

  9. Sorry to hear about your Dad.
    Hope everything works out.
    Your jam looks delish by the way.:)


  10. Hi Cass,
    What a fun morphing post, smiled all the way through it. Hope your dad is comfortable and not in any pain. Glad you and your sister were able to keep each other company.

  11. well I had to get up and make me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich after those wonderful pictures..loved them and the wonderful fruit stand..

  12. Wonderful pictures! Hope Dad is feeling better!

  13. I'm so sorry about your dad Cass! I'll say a prayer for his quick recovery.

    BTW, you went to my old stomping grounds! My mom's family lives in Newport and I used to go with my Papa (grandpa) to the fun zone across from Balboa. Sweet memories. I'm glad you were able to spend some time with your beautiful daughter.

    Take care sweet friend....

  14. I'm sure nothing else but your father is on your mind. I hope he pulls through and you can share some of that jam together.

  15. It is so wonderful you and your sister had that little outing last weekend with your dad. Prayers for your dad.

  16. Oh Cass. I am wishing for a good outcome here. Poor Dad.
    You did an impressive post even under the strain. Take care.

  17. Hope all goes well for your Dad!

    Your mosaic is lovely! and your metamorphosis is super! Homemade J in a PBJ, doesn't get much better than that! YUM!

  18. Yum, that does look so good. The grapes are gone by here!! Oh and love the plate!

  19. Cass, keep us posted about your Dad. I am glad you had such a wonderful weekend with him. Your pics are a delight! :)
    I will keep your family in my prayers!

  20. Hope your dad is doing well, Cass. :)

    My mouth is watering form all those lovely fruits! Thanks for sharing at Mosaic MOnday. :)


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