Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fall Is In the Air

I'd like to welcome my newest follower, Ria!  We've been visiting eachother and I'm so honored to have her as a follower.  I hope you enjoy the journey!

Fall is finally in the air.  I actually wore shoes that required socks yesterday.  Today the morning is nice and brisk (66 degrees) and I couldn't be happier.  I've seen hunters/gatherers in the yard.  My little space is a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.  You can visit them HERE.  It's an honor to be a part of this amazing group.
Hello Mr. Bee
This photo was taken last week.
They are still around - I spotted one by the Silver Lace today.
I love all my little lizzard friends.
This photo was taken a few weeks ago.
A tribute to Tulip, my little birdie that passed last year
I haven't seen the hummers for about a week now
I put Poppy's leftovers in the feeder in the backyard.
Even the chipmunks and squirrels are grateful!
The blooms have left the honeysuckle vines.
This photo was taken a few weeks ago.
Fall leaves with a deer antler.
Photo taken today.
Did you know that both deer and elk drop their antlers every year?  They start the process of growing a new set every year.  While they are growing there are blood vessels that are in the antler.  They have what is called "velvet" covering the antler during it's growing season.  Once the antler is done growing (they get bigger with age and nutrition) the "velvet" will start falling off.  The deer helps by rubbing against trees.  The antler calcifies and at this point is considered dead bone.  I don't think any pain is felt during this process.  
Russian Sage doesn't look like this anymore.
This photo was taken a few weeks ago.
The Russian Sage has lost most of it's blooms.  It's lighter in color and I'll be trimming it back this weekend.  It's amazing how fast this plant grows and spreads!  

I am going to try to blog a bit more frequently.  If there is a government shutdown that will affect me, so I may be having a lot more time to do things in a week or two.  I hope it doesn't come to that though.

I hope you have a wonderful day!  



Connie said...

Hi Kay, Your post was very interesting . . . I like the part about wearing socks. My heels get so rough by the end of summer and a week of wearing socks and they are back to smooth again. I don't know what to think about this goverment shut down business. These are suppose to be intelligent people . . . come together and work as one unit to help the people. I sure hope that this doesn't hurt you. It would be nice seeing more posts, but a girl has got to eat and pay her bills, right.
You are in my prayers,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Rossella said...

What lovely pics
Rosie x

Unknown said...

p loved your post....and you photos r fab!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, how lovely that you and your garden have been recognised in that way! I love seeing wildlife in my patch too :-)
Hugs, LLJ xx