This is what I wrote to my friend Mary at Two Sisters. I thought I'd share:
This is my FAVORITE time of year! The light in the sky changes and the trees start their own seasonal change. The crows are barking in the back yard; you can smell damp earth and burning leaves in the air.
"Dried apples swinging in empty doorways.” God, I love Ray Bradbury!
It starts as a slight fading of color at first; the trees are not as bright green as they were a few months ago. Suddenly, you see that ONE bright red, orange, or yellow tree amongst all the dull and light green, and then it’s just a matter of time before the rest catch up in a glory of color.
We had a cold front come in over the last couple of days and this morning it was actually chilly. We slept with the windows open last night and heard owls hooting all around us in the woods. I told hubby that there was no way in hell we were spending very much time inside this weekend. We have a five foot tall mound of chipped tree mulch to deal with that’s sitting right where we want to have a garage shed installed, so I think we’ll take a bite out of that on Saturday. We had 13 trees taken down and mulched and you can’t even tell! We have sold our soul to the devil and found an honest-to-god, reliable, professional, honest and CHEAP tree removal company. I’m going to need some more trees taken down next month or so to start planning for a veggie garden!
We love, love, lurrrrrve our new house. It’s definitely a little bit country, and a little bit rock-and-roll. I love the layout, the property, everything. I’m not sure if it’s our forever home, but we’ll be here for a long while.
Pictures coming soon; promise!