Here is where I usually pot up plants. Standing at this table. Of course sometimes I eat a meal here.
Look at the reflection in the glass of the tree overhead.
The air is nippy. But still I sit out by the pond this morning and wait for photographs to happen. Clyde sits on the little table next to my chair and gets his head stroked. Handsome boy, isn’t he? Looks thoughtful and dignified. Wonder what he’s thinking?
Maybe he is spellbound by the shadow of the tree displayed across the fence. Or is it the birdhouse nearby?
The little bird perched up in the tree?
Is he thinking that we’re having a spectacular fall season with multicolored leaves that carpet the ground around us?
That the snapdragons are vividly bright in the early morning sunlight?
That the skies are a speckled-egg blue?
That we’re really liking the perky crayon-brilliant pansies?
For those of you in the region who asked me about Gardening Angel out in Noonday, here is the huge sun I bought there about a year ago. I think I paid under $40 for it.
And this one I bought back in the summer for around $30.
The pets and I sit in the quiet and enjoy the sun shining so brightly through the nearly leafless trees. Listening to the birds chirping and watching them flitting about.
Noticing that buds are emerging a little too early.
The ever present pine cones are finding their way loose and tumbling to the grass underneath.
Another fall day in East Texas. What shall we do today, Clyde?
Well, I suppose we’d better plant this sweet thing we picked up the other day. And then we’ll sit back down and look around some more. Lazy days in the sun and cooler weather.
So what are you doing today?