The end of October.

I feel like our fall is almost a month behind in preparing the way for winter. Leaves are still on the trees, the grass is a gorgeous green and I even saw a bee yesterday!

I’m running behind too. I work on my book everyday and as a result not much blogging gets done. My problems with my server persist on my laptop and posting on my phone is slower, but I want to post more often.

I hope you’ve all stayed healthy and are staying safe. Take care friends!

Rest time!

wm What's this I see?

It’s a busy, busy time for the squirrels. Fall is here and the hickory trees are dropping nuts at a dizzying pace. They fall out of the trees with a solid, LOUD, thump. I used to think the squirrels were throwing them out of the trees, but that proved to be wrong.

The squirrels are gathering the nuts and running to and fro, looking for places to bury them. I did a little research and it was noted that grey squirrels bury the nuts and red squirrels hoard them above ground. One study showed that grey squirrels only find approx. twenty-six percent of the nuts they bury. The remaining nuts get a chance to become a tree one day!

I have only one concern for the squirrels, I think they should wear helmets while they’re gathering the nuts. Safety first.


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Almost all of the trees are bare, except for the mighty oaks…they always hang on to the very last.
We do have a few bushes left that are still producing a blaze of glory.
And so we bid a fond farewell to summer and soon fall and then KA-POW! Winter will be upon us…