Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween And Say Goodbye October

For man, autumn is a time of harvest,
of gathering together. For nature, it is
a time of sowing, of scattering about.
                                                            Edwin Way Teale

October has been good to us. We've seen temperature changes
that put us in the mood to get out and take part in the seasonal
activities. Our landscapes are exploding in color. Even though
this is a cycle of loss, autumn gives us a show like no other season.

Sam (the Pug) likes the fall too. He can't resist a piles of leaves.

Is the season calling you? Did you know being outside, walking
in nature relieves stress? Grab that moment and get outside. 
No better time to pause and reflect, or relax and rejuvenate.
Goodbye October, thanks for your gift of natural beauty.

 We can't forget Halloween. October ends with a holiday that
offers fun for young and old. Are you ready? Pumpkins and
treats a definite requirement.

Trick or Treat…Happy Halloween to you!!!!

Grandson Ethan and grand pup Sam (the Pug) would like to
wish you a very Happy Halloween too. Hugs and kisses for

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October Brings Us Halloween, Spiders & Stinkbugs

October not only brings us Autumn and its glorious foliage,
this month ends with a Spooktacular holiday!! Let's hear it

Is your house ready? Have you made it Ex-Screamly awesome?

Don't forget it's all about those treats! 

I'm Witching for you a Ghoulish get ready folks, it's
almost here!!

October will also give us…...

The stink bugs (scientifically speaking Halyomorpha halys), are out
in full force. They are native to China, Japan and Taiwan and
were accidentally introduced to the U.S. in the late 1990's. They
are considered a pest to the agricultural farmer. They are a
pest to me as well. They're looking to overwinter in your house
friends, so take note. Caulking is recommended! If squashed they
emit a foul forewarned. They're harmless to humans,
just annoying.

Ok I don't like spiders, really don't like them. Refuse to put their
creepy looking pictures on my blog. Yes they have their purpose.
And October seems to be the month for spiders. Frogs in the 
spring, ants in the summer, spiders in the fall. You've seen the
large webs circular in shape, quite fancy in their design, attaching
the strands to branches and stems and your house. They are
carnivores and feed on insects and other small organisms like
frogs or tiny birds if they get caught in the web. I saw many large
webs in the preserve while walking…and the spiders, oh my,
very large, green, yellow and black. I didn't want to get too close 
for a picture. The web was huge... and what if I got stuck in the

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Oh The Joy of An Autumn Day

Are you finding your pleasure? There's much to do during
this seasonal month of October. From festivals, football, 
comfort foods and falling leaves for the leaf peepers, you can 
get outside and enjoy the cool mornings and sunny afternoons 
of mild temperatures. How about picking your own apples and 
taking a hayride to the pumpkin patch to select your next

A field trip to your local farm market will always be fun filled 
and harvest goodies will be plentiful.

I see the turning of a leaf dancing in an 
  autumn sun, and brilliant shades of
    crimson glowing when a day is done.
                                     Hazelmarie Mattie Elliott

Now is a wonderful time to take a walk. Glorious fall offers
a richness of vibrant colors that can be only be felt by being
outside. Enjoy the passage of the season by taking in nature's
changes. Breathe in the freshness of the air. Exhilarating
definitely, spiritual…for sure.

Don't let the season get away from you. Get out there and enjoy.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hello October

No you can't be unhappy when the the day brings  temperatures
in the high 60's, sunny with low humidity and dew point. Perfect
for being outside. A gentle breeze was blowing and I was walking
my grandson Ethan and grandpup Sam (the Pug). Feeling good.
Feeling happy. A sweet baby and wonderful pup will do that!!

I'm looking forward to the changing leaf colors. Shall we have a 
science lesson? In the fall when the days grow shorter and the 
days are dryer with less water, and cooler temperatures, the 
trees will will stop making Chlorophyll. You will no longer see 
the green color as it fades and the other colors in the leaves 
begin to show like red/yellow/orange/tan. The stems will weaken 
(no food) and so the leaves fall from the trees. Dead leaves will be 
dry and crunchy. Isn't Nature wonderful? She gives us the fall 
season to enjoy this awesome life process of trees.

Besides seasonal fall, cooler temperatures and a wardrobe 
change, October brings us Halloween and that includes  
pumpkins. Have you gotten yours yet?

Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable…
the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown
along the street by a gusty wind, and the
gabble of a flock of migrating geese.
                                                Hal Borland

Oops, thyme to stop here…the fresh air outside is calling me.

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