Sunday, October 16, 2011

Blue Heron

I took this picture of a beautiful blue heron who was perched in a tree behind my house. There were two blue herons who flew in, but they went in different directions. I tried to take a picture of them as they both joined in the air and flew out together, but I couldn't take it quickly enough. I love Autumn. The other picture is just of the golden grass behind our house.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Perfect Card For Autumn

I bought this autumn card from Victorian Trading Company many years ago. I think it's beautiful for this time of year. Even though we've been in the eighties the last couple of days, these autumn days will be coming.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Snowball Back To The Vet

Snbwball is still suffering from his allergies. He has been up and down with them all summer. Over the week-end, his nose got runny, as did his eyes, and his throat was raspy. He got a really good check-up from a wonderful vet, Dr. John. Snowball is in good health but is just suffering from allergies. He got two shots, one antibiotic and one steroid, plus another round of eyedrops. He is so happy to be home. Jessie Rose was giving him kisses of welcome when he returned. Dasher was as usual aloof and cool to him. Here is a picture of Snowball with signs of his allergies.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

An Adorable Little Squirrel and a . . .

Gartner snake. A few days ago I was looking out of my front window and saw this adorable little squirrel. He was sleeping at first, then he woke up and just relaxed, and then he ran around and found some food. Finally, he ran up my tree. We have not had many squirrels in the neighborhood, so it is a novelty when I see one, especially since this one has apparently taken up residence in MY tree. Then, I looked to the left, and I saw a Gartner snake. Now I know they're not poisonous and won't really kill me, but I am AFRAID of snakes. When I was five years old, I was out in my backyard with my Mother. I saw a snake and pointed at it saying (according to my Mother), "pretty, pretty." The snake was starting to strike at my hand. My Mother scooped me up and ran me over to my Grandparents' house, right by our house. My Grandfather (my Father was working) came over and killed a huge Copperhead snake. I have had a fear of snakes since then, but since I was safely in my house, I took this Gartner snake's picture. I also wanted to make sure that my little squirrel was safe. Some other pictures that I took show the advancing days of Fall, beautiful days. October IS my favorite time of year!
Isn't he just adorable?
This is my favorite color of mum. This one is sweet to look at on a Fall day.
The grasses in the nature area behind my house are turning shades of gold.
One of the trees behind my house is starting to turn color.
And still, in the midst of Fall, my Lilac Chiffon Geranium continues to bloom and enchant.