You were given life; it is your duty (and entitlement as a human being)
to find something beautiful within life, not matter how slight.
The daytime temps are now in the 60F range and nights are dipping into the upper 40sF. Autumn is here and the prelude before the big show is beginning. Let’e take a stroll and see some of the things I found this week.
The fountain grass is in full bloom now. I love the way it sways in the 20mph winds we’ve had lately. Wind and rain doesn’t seem to bother grasses. They seem to just wave, laugh and mockingly say, bring it on!
Found this little guy last weekend. Peanut actually found him on the frame of the back screen door, and we rescued him to a flower pot (before the door smashed him), where he immediately took off down the patio stair railing. We discovered “walking stick” insects are very capable of running. I hadn’t seen one of these in a few years and am happy to see their return. I have no idea if they bite but, thankfully, this one didn’t leave any marks on my hand.
Waiting at the bus stop corner in the afternoons for Peanut gives me an opportunity to look around. Or, in this case, look down at what’s under my feet. Sedums are in full bloom now and unless you are looking closely, you can miss their tiny flowers.
Also at the bus stop are some black-eyed susan flowers still showing off their colors.
When not napping, Twix accompanies me to wait for Peanut. She is fascinated by the fountain grass. I wonder if it counts as fiber if she eats some of it? You know, sort of like wheat? Well, it sort of looks like wheat.
My yellow mums looked spectacular when I bought them. Sadly, now they are beginning to fade. And the blossoms are actively being plucked by a Peanut for behind the ear accessorizing.
The burning bushes are ablaze in their red coats…not to be confused with the lovely red coats of the poison ivy, which also hides in the yard waiting for me to make a mistake.
So there’s my prelude to the big event. As soon as the trees are in full regalia, Twix and I hope to get out to a local park and capture some Autumn Splendor. Hope you all have an awesome Autumn weekend.
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