Sunday, October 21, 2012

A World where there are Octobers

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
from Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
In our small city in Pennsylvania, it always seems like autumn happens overnight.  One day everything is green and then suddenly (or so it seems) gold, auburn, and orange are everywhere.  
 The weather folks are predicting a harsh winter and I am apt to believe it. Our squirrels have seemed frantic since August and I am seeing a lot of woolly caterpillars (and who move surprisingly fast on our front step).
Big Blue, our local Great Blue Heron(s?) is still fishing and we will be watching to see if the heron migrate.  We aren't sure how many live here, but we really enjoy seeing them.  They are often hard to detect but I'm getting better.  Surprisingly, the dogs remain calm when they see them:
The end of this week will be warm and I will be putting the garden to bed for the winter.  I'm ready to hibernate, how about you?


Sandra :) said...

I'm ready to hibernate too --- time to throw on a sweatshirt and some warm socks, head down into the basement to sew :D Halloween sewing is done now, and Christmas sewing is in full swing --- 'tis the season!

Hubby closed down our small gardens last weekend, but the kids have to go out and rake leaves every few days. Since I'm not the one that rakes, I can report that the leaves falling are beautiful! I'm sure the boys wouldn't agree though, LOL!

Martha said...

Beautiful heron, Mickie -- I know there are herons in the Puget Sound area, but I've never seen one.

I am also getting ready to hibernate, although we've had some beautiful sunny days between the rain. When I was growing up in the mid-west, we had lovely autumns with cool, sunny days and crisp leaves. Here in the Pacific Northwest, our leaves are always soggy.