Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday in Bloom


for early Fall.




 The flowers here are thriving 
with cooler temperatures
and rain showers.

 Sometimes I wish it could all just stay like this 
just a little while longer.  


 One very welcomed change here is how 
Gracie has been mellowing out since Bleu was born.
She hardly ever pins her ears anymore and  now whinnys when 
she sees me.  
Carrying a pocketful of range cakes 
seems to have helped me win  her over. 

 About a month ago I noticed her tail was shorter.
At first I thought she might have gotten it hung up in a fence.
But since then I've seen Bleu chewing on it.  
It's almost  half gone now! 
 
 When  we worked in the woods yesterday afternoon;
we found this skull  beneath  a tree.
We're not sure what it is... coyote?  Fox?  Maybe even a dog?
It looks too big to be a possum.
Usually I find feathers, turtle shells, birdnests, even vintage bottles and jars. 
Never a skull before.

It was so enjoyable walking our fencelines and .Fall is the best time of all
 to go hiking around here, but already the guns have started blasting.  
Our place is posted but still; you just never know.  
 I'll be glad when it's all over and safer to get out in nature again.

 
 




 

7 comments:

jean aicken said...

Your colours are amazing Lea, I hope they do last a while for you to enjoy. The sun is shining here and showing off the autumn colours of nature. As long as the wind doesn't get up, the leaves will gently float down in shades of gold and rust. Blessings Jx

jean aicken said...

Your colours are amazing Lea, I hope they do last a while for you to enjoy. The sun is shining here and showing off the autumn colours of nature. As long as the wind doesn't get up, the leaves will gently float down in shades of gold and rust. Blessings Jx

Debra said...

Hello luv~
Just read your post about the magnolia too-hope you grow little magnolia-ets all round your property!
Your horses are beautiful-even with a gnawed tail!
Love you sis!

sweetvintageofmine said...

So happy you are still enjoying your beautiful flowers...I have a few that are still thriving...my ones in my antique tub runneth over! Blessings~~~Roxie

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I love to get out and walk in the fall and explore without the ticks and chiggers!!

Lea said...

Hi guys! --Jeanie I hope you're enjoying a beautiful Autumn in Scotland! Thankyou Debra!!! Roxie I love that your tub runneth over... and I love all the ideas you have for your cottage! Beware dear Sue... we got ate up by chiggers on Sunday... they're still out! Didn't get into seed ticks but those blasted chiggers are evil.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Such a beautiful time of year ---- especially when the flowers linger like that! I'm watching leaves falling, or turning brown, and the temps are a little lower, but there are still mosquitos, etc. Your pictures are so lovely ---- look at them again when everything is covered in a blanket of snow!!!