"The difference between creativity and innovation is the difference between thinking about getting things done in the world and getting things done. Creativity thinks up new things. Innovation does new things" Professor Theodore Leveitt.
This month I managed to catch a virus that was doing the rounds in the local community. A car drove through our front fence causing over $1000 worth of damage. On the positive side, no one needed first aid - and yes the occupants of the vehicle were all checked out by the ambulance. The side fence of our property is undergoing some maintenance to make it animal proof. Much tidying up has been done and a huge pile of plant waste - trees and shrubs- has been dealt with.
A friend had a cancer scare but it has turned out to be another illness, but it had us scared for a while. Unfortunately the biopsy she underwent to see if the tumours were cancerous or benign did some damage that left her very ill, but she is on the road to recovery now. Another friend has been ill following his radium treatment as has a neighbour.
We have had 55 mm of rain this month. I have been busy planting out new plants, which is an activity that will largely come to an end in the next few weeks as the weather heats up. My crochet and knitting projects have advanced a little.
What I have been reading
If you are at all creative in nature do yourself a favour and obtain a copy of Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Big Magic - Creative Living Beyond Fear'. I am, in turns, enchanted, nourished and encouraged by this book.
What I have been watching
I have been watching a DVD miniseries 'Mildred Pierce' with Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce. I like having something on TV when I am doing easy yarn or needlework. If the project I am working on is not of the simplest in nature I sit away in my study to work.
Best of the web
For decades climate scientists have been warning that global warming would lead to extreme weather events. We often look at an extreme weather event and ask "Was this due to climate change?" This article discusses how scientists are endeavouring to provide reliable information on weather events that are influenced by climate change.
This video reminds us that holding onto a burden, even one that is small can create a lot of stress and exhaustion.
I hope September was a good month for you and that October brings you health and happiness.