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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Frost skimmed our cottage and arbor roofs two mornings this past week. However, today temperatures began at 66 at 4 AM and now at noon are at 77 in the shade. As you can see, it is “pinking” with swamp maples beginning to turn. Every year we ask, “Isn’t it early?” But, of course, it really is not too soon for Autumn to be paying a short “house call” before Indian Summer in October.

Hoping after prayer meeting, to see a Great Blue Heron in Windsor Flats, I drove slowly along the “turnpike” and entered Washington. A touch of misty cloud still hung in the air. I kept peeking about and snapping photos, but no bird did I find. Climbing up little by little, I noticed that the dark green canopies remain over much of the roadway, even though, in the sunshine, the trees are tingled with a yellow haze at the tops.

And just before May Hill into the village, one or two of “the swamps” are getting to be brilliant red. Must be that light icy frosting we had for a few hours. The dark green and crimson colors are harbingers of Christmas. But first Fall, starting in about ten days according to the calendar.

Time for lots of apples, pumpkins, garden soups emoticon emoticon emoticon !

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEISTHEANSWER 9/20/2013 8:46PM

    Lovely. I love the Fall weather.

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WARRIORGIRL121 9/14/2013 11:26PM

    Loved this! I love autumn too... we're starting to see signs of autumn too!

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LESLEYANNE11 9/12/2013 7:25PM

    Very pretty pictures Ellie. I love nature. emoticon How can anyone doubt the existance of God when they are surrounded by such beauty. Thank you buddy lesleyanne. emoticon

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AVANELL 9/12/2013 8:05AM

    I love the Fall. I think it is my favorite season. Such beautiful colors spread over the trees and the mountains.

emoticon for sharing a trip through your area of the country. We haven't had any frost yet here in Tennessee but I have noticed that some of the trees are beginning to lighten their color.

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WERSPBUDDIES 9/11/2013 4:54PM

    love the pictures

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68ANNE 9/11/2013 4:47PM

    We found what appears to be stray pumpkins growing way over by the woods and are closely watching for signs of orange

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ERINLINDSAY83 9/11/2013 12:42PM

    Gorgeous pics! Thanks for sharing!

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