The other day, while eating lunch, I noticed the branches of the oak tree shaking like crazy. Just as I wondered what was up, a tiny trapeze artist (with a long bushy tail) flew out of the tree and landed in the nearby dogwood. In a matter of minutes the entire episode repeated itself.
Clearly it was time for quick action on my part.
Abandoning my lunch, I scurried out to the oak tree with clipper (& camera) in hand.
At first glance it would seem as though I had missed my opportunity. But then hiding behind the large holly shrub I spotted a couple of branches that he had missed.
I started picking the tiny acorns as fast as I could.
Just to be sure I lobbed off a branch and fled the scene.
It's been a few years since my oak trees have produced acorns.
I wasn't about to miss the chance to squirrel away a few of my own.
Those indoor squirrels need to be fed too.
October has arrived and with it we are welcoming cool temperatures and barely noticeable humidity.
I can't even begin to tell you how thrilled I was to open the windows early this morning and breathe in fresh, cool air. A lovely moment in a lovely day.
We took a trip to the local garden center to pick up some cool weather crops. A variety of lettuce, kale and swiss chard. We'll be getting our fill of greens this fall. The garden center was filled with mums, pumpkins and gourds. Always such a welcome sight at this time of year.
I hope your first day of October was a good one too.
I'd also like to thank all of you who weighed in on my missing blog list dilemma. It does appear to be a Blogger issue that is affecting some of us. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will show up again soon. I suppose I have a strange way of following your blogs. I rely on the links in my sidebar, the links in some of your sidebars and a few others I have stored in Favorites. I have never used any type of blog reader. I'm sure this isn't the most efficient way to go about blog reading, but it's the way I've always done it. Therefore, I am feeling a bit lost without my list.
How do you go about your blog reading?
Perhaps the time has come for me to do so in a more efficient manner.