Summer is officially over as of like 10 a.m. last Saturday morning. Which means it is officially fall in the northern hemisphere and the march to the long cold winter ahead continues.

The good news is also the first Wednesday of spring in the southern hemisphere… say, like in Argentina.

Freeze Frame

The other day, I posted about my hasty harvest on the news of a frost warning. I made a mistake, it was not a “frost warning” it was a “freeze warning” – rookie mistake but as a freeze is more damaging to plants than a frost, I made the right decision in trying to save as much of my bounty as possible.

Meet the Artist

stones1Meanwhile, I was thrilled to have had an email exchange with artist Greg Stones, whose work I recently purchased and posted about the other day. Upon ordering a couple of prints off of his website, I was surprised to receive a follow email from the artist himself.

I wrote back to let him know how much I love his work and that I had purchased his original work (titled “A Last Moment”). It told him that as soon as I saw that painting, I was touched and knew I needed to purchase it. He wrote back, saying:

“I am so glad that you appreciate “A Last Moment.” That was one of my rare paintings that actually made me feel something, and I was worried that no one else would tune in to it. Thanks so much!”

Very cool. Mr. Stones is definitely my favorite artist now.

Fall Baseball

coachballMy beloved Red Sox have totally stunk things up all season – well basically ever since their epic collapse last September – so I have had to turn to other baseball related pursuits, like this quick find…

I have been dragged into enough Coach stores and outlets over the years to know that I am not a big fan. I know there are Coach fanatics, I know a few, but I think I am not that fond of women’s leather products.

That said, Coach has an increasing number of products designed specifically for men that fit the Coach brand philosophy. I have to say that despite some nice efforts and excellent quality products, I have not seen anything that got me terribly excited… Until now…

I love this leather Baseball Paperweight from Coach: “A perennial Coach classic that celebrates the great American pastime, crafted in our famous Glove Tanned leather.”

My love of baseball, fine leather goods and desk accessories come together as one and I love it.

See all the products Coach offers here.