October's Sunday Story is 'Bola the Magician' magnificently illustrated by the talented artist Mike Hubbard. More wonderful examples of his work can be found here and here.
This story appeared in 'Once Upon a Time' children's magazine.
Issue #128 published 24 July 1971.
The last time I featured a Sunday Story post I included a photo taken from my bedroom window the previous week (September). This is what the garden looked like then (I'm repeating the photo here):
Two weeks ago I took another picture of the same view of the garden when the leaves were starting to turn gold (they are all gone now!):
Then I remembered that I had taken some photos from my bedroom window when we had some unseasonable snow in April. This is one I snapped then:
Now all I have to do is wait until Spring and I'll have all four seasons!
This time of year can be really pretty. Here are a couple more photos I took yesterday when we had some lovely Autumn sunshine. (Today its raining so I'm snuggled up in front of a fire!):
The birds (if you can make them out) are crows - they roost in the stone cottage at the entrance to the property. During the day they fly around and sit in the tops of the trees. They can be a bit rowdy but they have personality so I enjoy watching them.
My blog's new Title Picture is one I took of the swans I've included in a couple of posts, most notably Swans in the Green. I adore swans (and it seems I'm not alone from some of the comments I've received) - they really are poetry in motion. The young cygnets make such cute 'cheeping' sounds as well - it is really as if they are talking to each other.
I'm in two minds as to whether I should keep my new cursor 'wand'. I like the fairy dust sprinkles so they will stay but as much as I enjoyed the idea of the wand at first now I'm not sure if it isn't just a bit irritating. Let me know what you think. If you find it annoying I'll take it away.