Friday, October 2, 2009

FALLing softly into an October Autumn

"Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause
between the opposing miseries of summer and winter."
- Carol Bishop Hipps

Let me introduce my resident red squirrel
"Henry" Hi there, what say you?

I live in Jalynn's yard and see everything she does.
This time of year you will see as you approach
the porch all the fall colors.

A scarecrow lady watches over the pumpkin
on the hay bale. Click to see where I took a
bite and left my mark.

She still decorates that Playhouse even though
her granddaughter has out grown it.


She caught my friend, whitey, here eating his
way through her hosta leaves.


The oak tree is sporting some yellow and rust leaves for
the first time... Usually it just turns brown.


I can't believe the Nasturtiums are still going strong.
yellow with rust



and a beautiful orange..they seem to love the cooler
fall weather.
One lone morning glory shines through the dead walnut
leaves that cover the ground. . . such a pretty purple



OMG! There's that pesky cat who tries to catch me...
He will never ever be fast enough for that!
A lot of my bird friends are gone but one Rose Breasted
Grosbeak still comes to the feeder


On labor day Jalynn went out of the yard to
see what she could see along the country road.
The Cemetery was flying the flags to honor
our fallen soldiers


As she drove along, the Queen Anne's Lace danced above the
grass along the country roads


And more and more hawks are showing themselves...
in trees

On telephone polls


And flying through the air


Even a fawn still sporting a few spots was seen in the field


Mr. Groundhog will soon be heading off for a long
winters nap.. he looks tired already

Back in the yard again I see my old friend Carolina Wren

Time to say good bye for now... I gotta be going.. there's
nuts to be buried and acorns to shell.
Catch ya next time..maybe when the snow flies.



But I'll leave you with the turning leaves of October and
a verse to ponder...
"Listen! the wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves!"

- Humbert Wolfe

To God be the Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

8 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Oooh- I loved this post! There's so much to see in your backyard.
Mr. Groundhog looks like he's plumped up for the winter!

JKoenig said...

What a really neat post. I love your playhouse!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

our dear friend Squirrel did a marvelous job of showing us around the place.Your yard and decorations look very pleasing.Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,Ruth

Beth said...

Great post Jayne. I loved seeing your yard - you obviously take great pride in it.

Beth

Bird Girl said...

Your little squirrel is just adorable! I love both pictures of him/her ;-) That white caterpillar is really a cool catch! Your yard looks fabulously full of FAll!

Razzberry Corner said...

Jalynn, your place is so beautiful! You make it so nice! The black cats looks like our black cats, Smoky and Shadow.
-Lynn

Tina said...

What an eye catching post..so much to look at and so much to see.
You really have a neat yard and all those fall decorations really add the flavor of everything fall!
That little squirrel is too cute.. and where did you find that white caterpiller...pretty cool stuff!

Mary said...

You have a festive Autumn yard! I love it! I never decorate much but you inspire me.

Clever narrative by one who knows you better than you think ;-)

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