Random Friday Five – daylily, cross stitch, 3rd man book, clouds & leaves

p1060785One of my daylilies surprised us with a late season bloom. It’s bittersweet knowing it’s probably one of the last blooms of the season.


cardicrosI’ve started a cross stitch project. Decades ago, I enjoyed cross stitch. I wasn’t sure I would enjoy it now. I’m happy to say that I can still do cross stitch and enjoy it. It’s not a big piece, but all the stops and thread changes make my progress slow.
I decided to do a holiday decoration. Hopefully, I’ll have it finished by Christmas and can display it with the other holiday decor.


3rdmanFor me, there’s nothing quite like the feel of an actual physical book. I’ve read many ebooks and have oodles of them through the familiar electronic book distributers, but there’s some books that I prefer to read in the physical form. This is one of those books.

The Third Man Factor By John Geiger
Surviving the Impossible

Hardcover edition 2009
Stories are based on true events and witness accounts

Comprehension level is moderate.
Type face is good size.

The Third Man Factor is about ‘humans under extreme conditions’ that feel another anomalous person or presence near by. The anomalous 3rd man travels along with them giving them helpful advice and encouragement to survive. The ‘3rd man’ is what the presence is called in the book. The presence may be female. It can be an anomalous person, a relative, friend, angel, guardian, spirit or animal or I suppose just about anything.

Sometimes the ‘person in the extreme condition’ may see the 3rd man in physical form and sometimes even have conversations. Sometimes they communicate telepathy with the 3rd man. Sometimes the 3rd man is a shadowy figure. Sometimes the 3rd man is never seen at all and only felt.

I’m about half way through the book. It’s interesting reading. There’s stories from survivors from many ill fated situations. The book has so far discussed the 3rd man as being a guardian angel, a hallucination or like a spirit.


p1060793We’ve been getting some major glorious cloud formations. I wish I could afford a camera that could produce photos that more successfully shows the gorgeousness of the sky filled with these busy clouds.


9-15-2016-leavesThe leaves are turning brown and falling down announcing Autumn is close at hand. Soon the air will carry a chill as the trees and flora will go to sleep for a long winters nap.


Wishing you all a happy weekend!


4 thoughts on “Random Friday Five – daylily, cross stitch, 3rd man book, clouds & leaves

  1. So special to have a late season bloom. I did a lot of cross-stitch in past years. It is nice to see those colorful threads again. I don’t think anyone needs an expensive camera to take great photos. I think the composition of the photo is more important.

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    • Thanks Laura
      I used to do a lot of cross stitch and embroidery too. I agree, the thread is a delight to look at all the splendid colors. I wish I was talented at photography like you and could capture subjects in all their beauty the way you do. 🙂


  2. So funny that you mention cross stitch! I walked by a kit the other day, and it brought back memories of all those projects I did before my son was born and when he was a little boy! Can’t remember the last book I read….. and yes, autumn is on its way! Have a great weekend, EC!

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    • Thanks Dianna
      The little projects were such good fun to do. I guess I had a bout of nostalgia when I bought this kit last winter. I bet your creations were charming. Do you still have any of them?
      I read a lot of ebooks, but some books I like to read in physical form.
      Autumn is coming all to soon, and cold wintery days won’t be far behind
      I hope you have a great weekend too, Dianna. 🙂


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