Beau October 31st, 2009
The sun is shining again! Hooray for sunny days! Okay, I’m a little excited after weeks of rain, and it looks like next week will bring us more warmth and sunshine. At dawn the sun rises just enough to paint the top of the trees. It’s an amazing time of the day, and the birds and squirrels are flitting all about looking for breakfast.
Today is a day for young and old alike, with special treats and spooky nights! We cheated a little while camping last weekend… many folks decorated their campsites in full Halloween dress and the kids went all around for an early trick or treat. I was amazed at some of the displays people set up for a day or two!
They had all kinds of festivities that day and we were even tricked (!) into adopting a beautiful young creature that needed a home… she’s only 7 months old and decided to dress up for Halloween too. Say hello to Tootsie!
Back home the old basset hound was not very impressed with our new friend. Of course at nearly 12 years who can fault him for a nap or two?
The last of the autumn colors are coursing through the treetops. We are moving from the reds, oranges and yellows to the deeper burgundy and browns.
The trees are losing much of their leaves now, and the woods look more open. I just appreciate this time of year with all the colors, the falling leaves, the wind… Once we dry out a little it will be time for a few leaf piles!
Hopefully the warming sun will let the bees fly about now and find the last remnants of pollen or nectar from the flowering plants. With all the rain I saw some new goldenrod and asters appearing in some of the fields.