- The nights are cooler.
- An underlying coolness persists during the Day.
- The Sun is not as intense.
- The Sun rises and sets close to due East and West.
- The Days are shorter.
- As I took the picture of the Coxcombs this morning, a half dozen Canada Geese were flying overhead. They were probably a family group and it was probably the normal milling about that occurs on their practice runs. But they were going South.
- Birds are hanging out in strings on power lines.
- The Hummingbirds are feverishly feeding in preparation for their long flight.
- Orioles are gone.
- Hawks are showing up in larger numbers and seem to be passing through. Richard and Melanie saw a Cooper's Hawk chasing a Chicken. They quickly responded with: "Not here." The Hennie headed to the safety of the Tall Grass. The 3 C's saw a Peregrine Falcon on the East Side along the Osage Orange hedge. Today, Richard saw a Red-Tailed Hawk.
- The Big Bluestem and Indian Grass are head high and above.
- Some Sumac is showing Red.
- The Zinnias are still beautiful with watercolors flowing together.
- Plants are setting Seeds.
- I want warm foods (Soups, Roots, Roasts).
- I imagine myself sitting by a lovely Fire. We don't have our Woodstove yet.
- I am seeking out Warm Clothes and Socks.
- I put another cover on the bed.
- The 2 Freezers are full.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Fall cannot be denied these days. One can almost feel the Great Wheel turn into another Season.
Posted by Butterfly Hill Farm, at 8:30 PM