We recently had a few days of chilly weather and steady rain. One morning I absolutely had to turn the furnace on for a bit as it was 43 degrees and the local weather said that it ‘feels like 36 degrees’. I’ll say!
Out came the big fuzzy bathrobe, and later on a long sleeved shirt and sweater and even socks!
While it was great motivation to bring out some fall decor, it also made me realize how much I was NOT ready to be cooped up in the house yet….
Fortunately, after that, while the mornings are still cool, they have not been bad enough to run the furnace again, and the afternoon temperatures are a bit more reasonable now. I was able to take my quilt back out to the porch for some late afternoon stitching. A view through the railings before I look around and capture a few passers-by.
( More on that bunny in a bit )
The other morning I snapped this : Doesn’t it appear as if this bee was taking a nap ?
My little borough has an upcoming Pumpkin Festival & parade, and that’s how I remember October’s variable weather from year to year here. One year might find me down at the festival with the grandkids in summer attire, feeling hot and sweaty. Another year might find me waking up to the first heavy killing frost, and there have been several years under umbrellas. As to this year, we’ll see…
I did another round of grass mowing, there are more bushes trimmed…I lasted through half of the torturous barberry bush and put the other half off until next week. When I bought it years ago, it was just this tiny little bush, prettily colored, with no thorns. Shouldn’t the name “BARberry” have sent shivers up my spine? Oh well, live and learn.
It’s a shame that these dahlias are blooming so late in the season…I wonder if I’ll get to enjoy half of their blooms before the next frost. The bees are enjoying the cosmos…such an easy and reliable flower to grow from seed.
As to that bunny, earlier in the season I’d done a blog post or two about the tiny little baby bunny hanging out in my yard, living behind the bushes in the front of the house. Here’s a shot of him back then :
Well, he’s not exclusive to my yard anymore; he travels around between several of our yards now, but he still hangs out here quite often. SomeBunny’s growing up :)
I hope that wherever you are, you are enjoying your fall, or spring if you are ‘down under’ :)
Thoughts and prayers to those in South Carolina suffering from the devastating floods there. This is not a fall that you would have wished on anyone :(