Status post a snow day yesterday where we got not as much snow as predicted but the roads were icy for morning and evening commute, the sun came out.
That brilliance, shining off the snow crystals goes a long ways toward lifting my mood. Even the cold is more bearable when the sun is shining.
Seems winter is bound and determined to arrive early this year. Snow now sits where the squirrel was hanging out.
Pretty, but I’m still not ready to concede to winter weather. Does early winter mean early spring?
Even our little buddy needed his winter coat.
Beauty at days end.
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Little Bit wanted to go to the skate park over the weekend. She would have liked to have been doing tricks, but it was her first time at the park. It had turned cold on Saturday, but the sun stayed out for a little while.
She finally rode one of the inclines. Even that was much faster than you’d expect.
About ten minutes after we left, the snow flurries began. Even though nothing stuck but the low temps, I am not ready for more winter yet. I may not be alone in that sentiment. I’ve seen quite a bit of this little guy, lately. Today it doesn’t have a mouthful, but I’ve caught it carrying and stashing nuts around the yard.
I planted some seedlings in the spring. Their little leaves are gorgeous.
Took advantage of a beautiful day to go exploring the countryside with my friend, Brianna. We started out at a tiny, old cemetery beside an old school house. Headstones there dated back to the 1800s.
Then we went exploring an abandoned house at the edge of a soybean field.
Of course we had to wrap up with some hot ginger tea and stunning window light.
Just when I was feeling fall was too much, winter comes a-knocking.
At least there was sunshine after the snow.
Back to balmy autumn temps tomorrow. I’m looking forward to it.
I love my backyard habitat. Sometimes, like today, it is especially delightful. My youngest daughter and I were lucky to be able to watch the birds frolicking in the branches of the burning bushes and around the deck. When I grabbed my camera, Little Bit ran and got the older camera began capturing them right alongside me. She did a great job, here is one of her images:
I captured one in the magnolia.
We were especially fortunate to see the bluebirds. They were so fun-loving and made us smile so much. No wonder they call it the bluebird of happiness.
And they’re off…
I have to admit, autumn is not my favorite time of year. The days getting shorter, the temperatures colder leave me longing for the long, balmy days of summer. This week, however, with the blessing of a couple of sunny not too cold days, I took in the beauty that fall can be in Ohio.
A late blooming rose in my neighbor’s front yard.
It was just a few days postponed, but we had a fun Halloween Saturday night. The girls were excited to get dressed up.
The sun came out after a cloudy day and it was a beautiful evening. Our friends came over to pass out candy while we were out canvassing the neighborhood.
Even the little buddy got dressed up.
We were even joined by a family of zombies, or vampires…
A good time was had by all.
Friday morning I heard what sounded like a hawk’s cry while I was doing breakfast dishes. I looked out the back window and saw this beauty hanging out in the cottonwood.
It hung around the backyard, flying between the tree and neighbors’ roofs for a good 15 minutes.
Lovely way to start the day. And not long after, I noticed the shadows on the cottonwood tree were shifting hearts.
Can you see them?