“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?