Fall isn't just in the air - it seems to be every where. Colors are really gearing up, animal behavior is different, leaves are falling, temperatures are changing - yep it is fall!
Crisp, chilly and dark mornings are now normal with temps warming during the day. Sunshine and wind have been normal. Predictions of frost are in the picture now.
It is still so dry here - we got very little rain the other day. It was a HUGE wind occasion, but not much rain. We are still on burn bans here and it is "camp fire" time.
New England asters. The plant is huge. As tall as me and at least 7' - 8' across. Butterflies absolutely love it as do the bees.
The blue jays are back in force and yelling for sunflower seeds and peanuts - they sure let me know if they are out! My big woodpecker is back as well - he disappeared for a couple months. Squirrels are sure having fun. Mr. Woodchuck (Chuck) is gorging up before hibernation begins. I have tried to get rid of him to no avail (this is #2). Guess I won't worry till next spring now. He will be easier to catch then (he'll be hungry!)
Love getting to have the windows open a lot. Fresh air is so nice. Cool nights and no heat on and window open a bit - makes for good sleeping.
Cooking is changing up some. I fix different things when the weather is cool. Thinking about baking more - although I do not need sweets. Maybe I can bake for the neighbors, they always like it.
An afternoon nap or curling up reading a book with an afghan thrown over me - is a favorite activity. Fall scented candles burning - just comforts me.
Eating fresh apples and drinking cider or hot chocolate - other favorites.
YEP IT IS FALL!
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