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Archive for September 5th, 2009

Drat! Autumn is Here.

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

firstautumn09verticalThe Inevitable

I love summer. I don’t do well when there is a chill in the air. I’m already wearing wool sweaters at night for the last few weeks, loving the fabric but disliking the need for it.

But now, I am seeing color in the trees. To be honest, this year it waited until September which is OK with me. Some years I see color on the second week of August.

The Upsetting

Also appearing this week: Newly stupid squirrels who seem to run like Road Runner. They sit in the mddle of the street (often with a nut in their mouth) not knowing where to go.

When they finally decide to run (for safety?)  They inevitably run in front of a car. They are FAST, and unfortunately talented at becoming fuzzy bumps on the road. Ick.

Somehow they must want to run to their own tree “for safety,” even when the tree requires passing into traffic to get there. They did not evolve in a way that can translate cars into the equation.

A New Tenant

We have a squirrel in our attic. Again, after maybe 9 months of peace on that front.

I feel almost like I’m in a war zone, being attacked, when this happens. I have no serenity when there is a squirrel above my head… making plans for winter, without my permission.

We will have to figure out where this one got in, this time. I was so happy to have them gone!

Bad News/Good News

This is the first fully-autumn tree I saw this year. Sigh. At least it is pretty.