~Still Awaiting Autumnal Colours and Temperatures~
We are still having Summer like weather and we are worn down from having to water, water, water so much to keep green, or at best alive.
Yet, we are thankful and blessed that we have had no natural disasters as so many are having both nation and world wide.
We have lost grasses, shrubs, trees and there isn't much that can be done, other than give them a bit of water.
The hoses can only reach so far on the acreage.
I will have a month to catch up with many of you for the appointments are behind me as of today.
Surgery is tomorrow and I cannot drive for a month. Huge Sigh, but the end of that time will hopefully begin to improve my gait and end my bone on bone pain. It has been a terrible Summer and I have had some anxious moments, but I am looking at tomorrow with great hope~
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I am joining in the fun with Eileen at:
I'd Rather Be Birdin'Linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'
Maggie's MOSAIC MONDAY
Above a wee Chickadee in our Firebush and below...kind of endearing is a walnut that a Squirrel placed to have for later. We have Walnut trees but quite a distance from this Honeysuckle bush and I imagine that a young Squirrel thought it looked safe there~
Saturday I looked in our creek and found a little bird that I don't believe I have seen before, or if I have not very often. A Black-throated Green Warbler~
A spot of colour~
The Northern Mockingbirds were sparring for territory one recent Sunday morning. One will take over an area for the entire Winter~
Black Bellied Plover, juvenile was all on it's own for several days last month.
A first for me~
Just pretty Virginia Creeper growing up the limestone walls along the highway~
Our last straggler Ruby-throated Hummingbirds finally flew off into the sunset last week~
Honeysuckle Vine berries is what is all over our land awaiting the Cedar Waxwings. I am thinking that I may miss hundreds as I shall be laid up following surgery in the morning...
Not at all happy about that~
House Finches are all over in their lovely colours this time of year~
I believe in global warming!
We here in KY for the past few years have witnessed things we have never before seen. Kentucky is the fastest weather changing state in the United States.
The Autumnal berries are abundant and resting alongside next Spring's flower buds already blossoming from the long hot Summer type weather~
Great Blue Heron~
Touch of muted Autumnal colours.
Much is just turning brown and falling to earth with no colour change~
Heavy fog one morning at dawn.
A pair of Red-tailed Hawks in the distance preening together~
Red-Shouldered Hawk landing across the lane from where I had parked my car and then preening and stretching~
Harassed by an American Crow~
More Virginia Creeper on Tingsgrove~
American Crow eating seeds high above me~
These are called Strawberry Firebush seed pods.
I am going to get some seeds to plant for next Spring~