We were cruising along pretty well with the summer bit. The sun was hot and the leaves were green. Each morning we could pretty much count on wearing short sleeves and shorts. We were in Summer until Friday. Rains came and wind came and Isaac had a soccer game. The temperature got down to somewhere in the 40s and that’s about how many inches of rain we got too…40. Not really of course. Isaac ended up being ball-boy for the second game after the game he played. He was soaked through to the bone after the second hour in the rain wearing only his uniform. Emily and I were only slightly better. I was shivering like a 5th grade boy at a Sadie Hawkins dance.
Well, all of that is to say the Fall is here. Some parts of Fall suit me well. I love the colors and cider and finishing up the garden. I hate cold and all things cold related though.
I thought it was probably good for my own mental well-being to find some pics of the awesome things of Fall…you know, so I don’t drink my sorrows away in a vat of apple cider (which by the way, is almost ready to be made!).
I have been collecting pics of our travels out to the bee farm and some of them really feel like Fall to me (minus the cold and misery). I am not sure what makes them feel like Fall. Anyone else have things that just seem like Fall?This entry was posted in Nature, Thoughts, WV and tagged Fall by warren
I am a bit behind on posting…well, a lot behind, but there’s another story there that I will tell later. Anyhow, I think I have mentioned that I hate winter and all things cold (except cold Mt Dew and frozen Snickers bars, and air conditioning), but I do get a special joy when we get our first frost. Our first good solid frost came Saturday morning. So, on Saturday morning, when I saw the sparkle of the ice on the leaves, I gave a 21 raspberry salute to all of the dang mosquitoes that died.
I am not exactly sure why, but we seem to have an extra helping of mosquitoes around our place. We go to other places around Charleston and it doesn’t seem to bad. I guess there must be swamp land near by…that or else my gutters are jammed up with leaves that hold extra water longer than they should even though I try to keep them clean in spite of the two gigantic trees towering overhead that shed stuff spring, summer, and fall (whew, what a sentence!) Yeah, probably swamp land.
Anyhow, we’ve had our frost and I got to to see the pretty look of the ice on the grass. My volunteer tomatoes and herbs are dead. Now, let’s get back to summer, shall we?This entry was posted in Nature and tagged Fall, Nature by warren