Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow is playing on the radio as I write this but frost will probably be the most we’ll get here. I’ll count on living through virtual snow storms with my friends up north.
Our days are still in the fifty to sixty degree range but the night dipped to twenty-eight. The ceramic floors in the bathrooms are numbing to bare feet in the middle of the night which makes for a mad rush back to bed!
The summer I thought would never end is a memory now as autumn is in full color and showing just how beautiful it can be. I had quiet time walking outdoors this morning, right out of bed, in my slippers, fondly remembering the pond being completely covered in green, the sounds of the hummingbirds, the variety of butterflies, the bright Zinnias, Marigolds, and other hardy flowers that battled this drought and survived through October. I forgot to mention the sweat on my brow and the beauty of it all. It ended so abruptly.
Saturday was a long day, on the go, and I missed the yard. I woke up this morning knowing what my priority would be today.
With a roll of paper towels, window cleaner, and Lysol in my arms, I headed for my bathroom. See the view to outside?
This is why it took two hours to clean only half of the bathroom. Two photos taken through the window,
The tall Cannas that shielded the filter behind the waterfall will return in about five months. Most of what we cut today is piled beyond the fence and near the feeders as a safe haven for the birds in case an ice or snow storm might happen.
My first thought was that I would need to fasten a screen over the filter to prevent debris blowing into it
but I think I have changed my mind because this lovely Song Sparrow seemed to enjoy the new pool.
If you know me at all, you will know the following photo was a highlight of my weekend. Yes, I did smile from ear to ear!
Taken Saturday, just before sunset. I was filling the feeders.
An impatient Carolina Chickadee was watching.