Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday Afternoon

A fine day it was.  It was a cool morning.  We had to run the pellet stove to take the chill out of the house.  As the sun rose in the sky, the fog burned off Spook Hill.  A fine day for a few errands (cleaning gutters, fixing some loose metal roofing panels, some shopping).  We spent quite a few hours in the kitchen this weekend canning beans, hot sauce, and salsa.

I took a short bicycle ride.  Autumn is just around the corner.  The last of the wildflowers are at their peak.  I expect they will wither in just a few weeks as the cool nights turn into cold ones.

The maples are starting to change.  They are not at peak, but the change is starting.  The sumac are also starting the change, but they won't be fully cloaked in scarlet for a few days.

The days are getting short.  As I completed my ride, the shadows grew long on the road.

We lit a fire by the creek and watched the sunset.  The sun sets so early now, and the days cool off quickly.

1 comment:

nancy said...

That evening with you was delightful! sitting out by the creek with a glass of wine and a nice fire. :) can't wait to do this again.