For some reason I had a really hard time coming up with a post for tonight. I’ve been highly unmotivated. I think it’s because this summer has been so difficult and I want a real break, but I will be starting back to work teaching on Tuesday. I don’t know where time goes. I figured I could at least look for some signs of fall since I know changes are on their way.
The apples are starting to turn red.
Marley’s beard is no longer white. That’s definitely a sign of fall.
My black calf is no longer sun-bleached to brown. The days are getting shorter.
Grasshoppers have definitely made their appearance. Lots and lots of them.
Okay, enough with the grasshoppers, but really that’s all I could find. I usually see lots of little bugs out there, but I’m not finding them this year because of the drought. There aren’t many flowers for them. Most of the clover turned brown a month ago.
I did find one extremely drought hardy cattail that was getting ready to send its seeds off to find a place to grow.
I checked the hickory tree, and its nuts are getting big. Surely that’s a sign that the seasons are changing.
Truly I’m ready for fall. I hope it brings more normal weather.