My very favorite month of the year is October. It has the temperatures that are comfortable for this heat intolerant body. It has vibrant colors that surround us wherever we go. It has my favorite sound—the crunch of leaves under my feet. And it has my birthday, which is the one thing I have not been thrilled about since I turned twenty-one.
I know I mentioned I might be scarce from blogging, but I had something I wanted to share, plus a question for friends out there.
First, my roses are still blooming. It’s late in the year, so I snipped them off and displayed them in a vase in the house. There are still three more buds on the outdoor plant that I couldn’t bring myself to remove before they bloom. I was worried we might get a hard freeze and it would die before I had a chance to cover it.
Mother Nature had something else in mind that I hadn’t even thought of.
My poor rosebuds.Every time I tell people we usually don’t get snow in October—we get snow in October. Last year it snowed on all the costumed kids on Halloween. At least that was closer to November!
Now, on to my questions for friends. This one is for the birders, like Anneli and Lynette. We’ve had a little bird that flutters back and forth to the feeder like a busy bee. He doesn’t stay there for long, so I haven’t been able to get a good shot. Do my birders know what kind it is?I’ve named the tiny critter Bolt. See if you can figure out why.Take a look at the marking on the back of his head as he is pecking away at the seeds.I’ll be in and out of the blogging world in the coming days.
Hope everyone enjoys what’s left of autumn. Stay safe and well.