Category Archives: autumn

a few autumn pics

Last Sunday, DH and I took an afternoon drive through the country. The first time I’ve been outside in a little while. I love the change fall brings to the woods, the leaves, the roadside grasses and plants, even the smell of the air. The trees at the country cemetery were beautiful. Hickories and oaks. […]

country drive

I love the changing countryside in autumn. DH and I took a ride the other day. Getting out is difficult for me, with the pain in my knees and other problems, but it’s worth the effort to get out of the house occasionally. Even thistles look pretty with a little back lighting. Roadside scofflaws. We […]


Just a couple of pictures from the yard. This one shows the beautiful colors of a small oak tree. And this one shows a little autumn haze in the air and the long shadows at the end of the day. A peaceful time in the garden. The weather has been, for the most part, beautiful. […]

this year’s butterflies

We are raising caterpillars again this year. The first one emerged Wednesday and we released it this morning. Two more emerged this morning. The wings look so crumpled when the butterflies first emerge. But they soon pump up and become full and beautiful. We have seven chrysalises still in the fish tank. While watching the […]

finally…nice weather

Between the hot, humid weather we’ve suffered under for so long and a two-week-long head/chest cold, I have not stepped outside since August 5. Until today. The weather was beautiful. I mowed the front yard and it felt so good to get back outside. There were more than twenty of these tiny Pearl Crescent butterflies […]

glorious sunshine

After almost two weeks of rain and clouds, the sun has finally made an appearance. Leaves blanket everything. The big oak behind the house is beautiful. This ginkgo tree was a Mother’s Day gift 10 or 12 years ago. In the woods, the elm leaves are bright yellow with spots of chocolate brown. The red […]

geraniums and kittens and my CNB

Autumn is really here. The huge oak in the back yard began changing leaf color this week. Some autumns it’s a bright beautiful yellow and this looks to be one of those years. The first few leaves are beautiful buttery gold. The geraniums on the back steps have finally come into their own. So pretty! […]