Happy Halloween Everyone!
I am not really a Halloween person but I
like to decorate a little for Fall.
I think it is really the changing things up
a little around the front porch and in the living
Treat or Treat is over for us here. The little
goblins came Thursday evening.
We had a whopping ten children!
Well that is a lot for us since we live out in the
sticks and the children like going into the nearby
towns where they can get more candy in the time
allotted to them to bang on doors.
I had one eager little girl about beat the door
down ( it sounded like it anyway) before I got the
candy to the door. I was trying to hurry, I really was,
but I was tripping over the little stray kitten that I
brought in to keep it from getting run over or stepped
on which was exactly what I was trying not t do.
It was way faster than me and darting between
my feet on the way to the door.
I do like old post cards though of the holidays
with their colorful pictures and old sayings.
My daughter and I did manage to get a good walk
Friday afternoon along the upper trail at Old Mans Cave.
Most of the leaves were gone but the nuts and berries
were numerous on some of the trees and ground.
These little wild red berries were on some kind of
a ground cover growing across some mossy rocks
on the trail. I haven’t a clue when it comes to
berries after the leaves are gone but I know
some of might know what it might be.
These berries were so dark they appeared black in color.
The native Goldenrods and Snakeroots blooms
have now faded and turned to fluffy seeds.
We stopped on the trail and watched as a little girl
that was walking with her mother and grandmother
was trying to get close to this Doe.
She got a lot closer to her than we thought she would.
They see so many people here at Old Mans Cave
and in the campground above the trail that they
get more use to people being around them.
Many may even try to feed them at the camping sites.
I love to watch the deer and the spotted fawns are
always so cute but I don’t like them in my flowers
and garden at all. This time of the year the bucks
will be rutting on the trees and they can really
damage small fruit trees.
The upper trail is full of fallen leaves now that
crunched as we walked along it.
There were several people on the trail that we met.
And as we came out a new bride dress in white
and a groom were getting pictures taken with the
background of the cliffs and pines behind them.
The air was crisp and cool and perfect for an
afternoon walk along the trail. It was much
nicer than when we walked it on the hot humid
days of this summer.
A few golden yellow leaves glowed as the sun
filtered through the pine trees.
Looking out over the gorge at the lookout point the
only color now amongst the pines were the oak
leaves and a sycamore tree.
Even the red leaves of this small oak were lovely,
scars and all, but ready to fall.
But even with the rain we had gotten after the
storms on Tuesday it was still dry.
The upper fails under the bridge was just a trickle
and the rocks were covered with fall leaves.
I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe
weekend. Enjoying the Fall colors of the leaves
and pumpkins. Enjoying the corn mazes and taking
hayrides through the fields but as for me…….
Until Next Time,