A journal of healing

Leaf Peeping

tree2016 The trees are slow to change this year. Fall has taken its time and  has been very rainy. We usually spend Saturdays going for rides and stopping at markets to purchase apples and squash.

mums-2016 With everything going on with his family and his mother, we had limited opportunity to get out and shop.

leaves-down-10-30-16  The garden is slowly being covered by leaves. smoke-on-fence When the sun hit our fence the morning after our first frost it looked like it was on fire. I knew the impatiens would soon be melted and the rest of the plants would suffer. Fall marks the demise of the garden and all the nurturing ends.        impatiens-oct-16 fall-garden-10-2016bear-garden  The resident doves were gone but visit with the other small animals who frequent the garden.

group-1   One of the things I dislike about fall is deer hunting. There really is no need for it. I do not get the concept of killing for pleasure, even if you eat the meat. You have to be extra careful driving around here.

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Last Sunday we went for a ride to Letchworth State Park. It was packed with people looking at the leaves and the aftermath of a lot of rain.

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At the beginning of the Park is a dam that stops the Genesee River from flooding all the way to Rochester. There are always big buzzards and eagles that fly around. The gorge behind it is the park. You cannot hike down  in the gorge but there are many beautiful spots to stop and enjoy from the top.

damdam-birdslet  There are series of falls in the park. This is my favorite, the middle falls. letchworth-middle-falls-2016

We had our harvest moon. harvest-moon-2016

My last roses bloomed. roses-from-garden  Now we will slowly put the garden ornaments away and I will bring in a few plants to winter. I still sit out, even in the snow.         garden-lampafter-snow-2016proch-chairs-fall-2016

The kids love the cooler weather and playing in the leaves.

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Fall is very beautiful. It is not my favorite time of the year as I hate what comes next.   brilliant-leaves-2016backyard snow 2-16-16

 

 

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  1. The Harvest moon photo is especially eerie!

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