October 2013 Blog
It is the middle of December and I havenít blogged since late September. I have no valid excuse, I just havenít been able to force myself to sit at the computer and bang out blogs. So this blog will be a little long as I try to squeeze October into a single blog. We didnít have as colorful a fall as we had last year. We had a freeze before we had full color and a storm to bring the leaves down, but I did take a few pictures to share.
October 1 Morning Fog
We have been seeing wild turkeys again but the composition is quite changed. From seeing family groups we now see a bachelor group of eleven male turkeys. The ladies are hanging out somewhere else and we have not seen them. The bachelor group has been a frequent visitor to our backyard bird feeder.
Might Be Turkeys
We were quite busy this fall. We had to get our new gardens planted and we also got firewood delivered which needed to be stacked for the winter. We got a cord and a third.
Firewood Delivered Wink looking dubious
Firewood sorted and stacked like magic!
We planted five berry bushes for birds, a raspberry garden, and several new trees.
New† Evergreen Trees
Black Alder Berries
We had the early frost and then the wind storm. Here you can see the leaves fly.
While it was storming outside, we worked to get the inside in shape. We dropped some art off to get framed and we unpacked art we already had and finally got some more hung on the walls. Wink says it is feeling more like home all the time. We must have hung at least twenty pictures.
We did get a little colour, but not as good as last year.
Flame Bush Ė Fall Colour
The deer were still in family groups in October. But we were seeing them as often. They really liked the apples and cleaned up the pears after the apples were gone.
Late Afternoon Colour
Paddling with Nancy and Jayne
Which side is up?
Peek a boo Deer
Wasp Nest (1 of 3 we saw)
Frodo for Meg
Rotten Windows L
Red Bellied Woodpecker
So that was October in a nutshell. I should have broken it into a series of blogs. Plan to do two November blogs soon and maybe catch up with a December blog.
Mark and Wink