Monday, September 30, 2013

Nature Takes Its Course

We had a pretty quiet weekend.  We did take a trip with my dad to visit his brother.  We have an interesting family.  My dad (almost 89) has a brother who is 65 years old.  I was born before my uncle.  It was a very nice time and dad was so appreciative.  He was so looking forward to seeing family members, but a few didn't show up.  Family is very important to my dad and he felt hurt that they chose not to come. I told him that we made the effort, and we can't be responsible for others.  He prays every night for everyone in the family.  It takes him over 30 minutes and mentions everyone by name in his prayers.  A very touching thing to do, but......

today is a new day and Fall is definitely here.  The pine needles are falling like rain.  We call it pine straw and it makes wonderful mulch. 

Pine needles falling on the old garage roof.

Pine needles falling on the sidewalk.

Pine needles covering the grass.

With fall comes a fluctuation in daytime and night time temperatures.  It can be 80 degrees in the daytime and 40's at night.  When this happens we get foggy conditions.  Even the fog is pretty.

Last night as the sun was going down, I noticed this.  A layer of fog hovering over what is left of our pond.  It looks like ghostly spirits watching over us.

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