It’s not just the stores that are decorating early for Halloween.
This seed head is already shrouded in cobwebs, all set for the spooky evening to come. I hope it lasts 30 more days 😉
Sitting so still and silent at the edge of the pond.
What a great place to catch your dinner – but watch out or you may be caught for dinner!
Buttercup precedes the trail runners. She needs to be out in front.
This is usually fine, unless she somehow winds up behind. Since she usually carries a stick, when she attempts to pass the runners, she causes some loud yelling and flat-out-running attempts to evade her scratching stick! Some of the runners find this much more amusing than others 😉
Creeping up out of the slime,
a small amphibian. Welcome to (nearly) dry land!
Here it is, the last week of September, and this is what my apple tree is up to:
These are a result of those beautiful apple blossoms last August. Now it is a real race; will the apples ripen first? Or will the frost prevent their maturation? It is all endlessly fascinating to me 🙂
Moving as silently and smoothly as she can, trying to hide…
She is still pretty sure I see her.