The natural world around me, both a few steps and a few miles, away.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Out of My Rear Window 10/31/10
Ahhhh Fall! My neighbor did his first clearing of my leaves yesterday, but, you can see that many more have fallen overnight. He doesn't do my yard in back. The leaves stay there all winter, and, in the Spring, they just get chewed up with the lawnmower. I guess that wouldn't be good if I had a "perfect" lawn, but it works just fine with my woodland grass. The only reason he doesn't the front for me is that I'm afraid that the neighbors, in the McMansions across the street, would get upset if the yard stayed messy all Winter.
The lilacs haven't turned yet. They're always one of the last to lose their leaves. I like having that last bit of green to look at for a while yet.
Sigh, I see that Mr. Squirrel has managed to practically empty out my one bird feeder. I'll have to fill that up again when I go out.
This fellow is clever enough to have figured out that, if he stays on the ground, he can catch all of the sunflower seeds that the acrobat squirrel drops.
As for Mr. Cardinal, well, he's not smart, he's just doing what Cardinals do, scrounge for food.
Still waiting for the Turkey Ladies to come up and get their cracked corn.