“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall Arrives

In the past week, the grasses and foliage have started the fall ritual of turning colors. Red seems to be the first color to arrive in significant quantity, although some of the grasses have been browning too. That may be more due to the dry weather we have had until the past couple of days. Last night the temperatures turned just a little cooler, making us realized its time to be thinking about frosts and sweaters.Morning scenes like this are pretty usual here, as we seem to hold the fog or mist between the hills much of the year. With the cooler, damper weather it just lasts longer these days. This day actually turned out to be sunny.
The beautiful thing about the mist is that it brings out the best in the spider's art work. Some mornings, with the right angle of the sun, it looks like we have a field of webs to the point of being pretty spooky.
To point out how dry its been, the grass in the foreground, and along the water's edge is growing on exposed pond mud. Today's rain may help fill the pond and the creeks around here, and our new water tanks.
This is Mia on the hunt by the pond. Chipmunks seem to be the critter of choice these days, but I'm not sure what she is finding up here. Maybe fish if the water gets any lower.
And another beautiful web on the rose hips by the pond. Soon the rose hips will be table decorations.

SEE THE VIDEO OF MY ASSISTANT GOAT HERDER ON HER LAST DAY ON THE JOB. THANKS MOM!!

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