Thursday, May 27, 2010

Nature Notes ~ Autumn Fades Away

It seems while I was sleeping, the glory of autumn has passed
me by. On my returm home, we at last had some rain decorating
the few remaining red leaves on my Crepe Myrtle.

All that is left now is the Leprechaun gold of Quince and Poplar.

Yet even now, with winter but a few days away, a herald of the
bounty of next summer is at hand, the Loquat tree unstintingly
puts forth its fragrant blossoms for December's delicious crop
of golden fruit.

The heavy fruit of Ruby Grapefruit swell for spring ripening

and the goslings, having grown in size yet not in wisdom,

still run an flap to the safety of the ducks with whom they grew
up in the foxproof pen.

In days of yore, I had a pair of geese who would drive strangers
from our yard and woe betide the unwary postman!

How times have changed! With the rain our surroundings have
greened up and the denizens of the fowlyard now forage in the
garden and farmyard with the dogs (fingers crossed) keeping
the foxes at bay.
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  1. Hi,
    molto graziose queste immagini...
    buona giornata.

  2. Enjoy the last few shades of my favorite season! Hope you're feeling better and well on the mend, my friend.

  3. As we are slipping into the throes of a nasty Summer here, the sound and thought of your Autumn is most delightful. The leaves and fruits are most exotic, so cooling and appealing.
    The goose story is quite funny; I have never met a goose without a foul temper!


  4. I do miss these colours of autumn. We are all pinks and blues and yellows here.

    I hope you are feeling better every day!

  5. Dear Arija, I am so thankful for your message to me. It has taken me a bit as my eye had to heal and then my main computer bit the dust, so just getting a bit caught up. I am so very happy you are doing better and this entry was quite delightful. Love how you write so flowing with your images. Good luck with the foxes, one got to 2 chickens behind us night before last, very sad, yet nature too~

  6. Beautiful images! I especially like the first one of the Crepe Myrtle with the drops of water waiting to fall.

  7. Love the one with water drops, especially. Thanks for sharing your autumn with us.

  8. It is hard for me to think of Autumn when we still in our spring. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing.

  9. excellent series of photographs

  10. Awww...I love the geese..they make me think of Benji and what lovely creatures they are. They certainly grow up so fast don't they. I am so happy that you are able to be back on your blog...I missed you... love.. Michelle


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