Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Gorgeous Fall!

 I just LOVE this time of the year!  The light in the afternoon is low and long, and casts a whole new look on the colors of fall.  We do not have a lot of color up here, as we are mostly conifer, but occasionally we get the uber dry fall which makes the deciduous trees all the more colorful.   We are going on to our 79th day of no rain.  This is a record breaker for us.  By now we normally have our first really strong wind storm and the rains drive us out of our gardens and inside to the fireplace.
 The pumpkins and squash and corn are abundant this year, leading everyone to come up with newer and different ways of displaying their gardens bounty.  You can eat it or display it, up to you, some even do BOTH,  Display it and then EAT it.
Looking out my bedroom window this morning, I saw my first squirrel in two years!  I was thrilled!  I went from a steady stream of chipmunks, grey squirrels and Douglas squirrels to NOTHING this year.  I was wondering where they had all gone.  Today a young juvenile was dashing back and forth from the bird feeder to the grass burying every sunflower and nut he could find!  SO either I will have quite a few visitors this winter, or a lot of sunflowers popping up in my sumer lawn next year.

I am cold, Think I will go build a fire in the fireplace.  just feels like one of those kind of days. 


Rain Trueax said...

With no rain, it's been a pretty fall here too but they say we finally will get rain on Friday which will change it all.

Mary Lou said...

so they say Rain. We really need it badly too. the corn is really late here,. the farmers are cutting it down for silage and not much has ripened for eating. maybe the rain will help it along.

No October storm yet either. Were you in Oregon for the Columbus Day Storm in 1962? WHoo Boy, I was at a football game. scared us all to death!

Anji said...

Now can you guess where the rain is? We seem to be getting more than our fair share at the moment. I love your autumn pictures

Dick said...

It is now Friday the 12th and we did have measurable rain today so I guess our dry spell ends at 80 days. Not much rain today but we are supposed to have more tomorrow and especially on Sunday. I guess we need the rain but I hate to see such a beautiful summer come to an end. I just hope we don't have to pay the piper with a really bad winter.

Anji said...

Mary Lou, I'm in contact with Michelle in South Africa again. She seems to be okay and hopefully she'll be starting a new blog soon

Brenda said...

Enjoy your beautiful colors Miz Mary lou. We're still waiting for ours to really show their fall colors.