Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Foggy First Day

The first day of autumn (which really doesn't begin until tomorrow, but today was certainly autumn-like) was foggy and misty and cool.

The view from my front lawn.

A buzzard crosses Bar Ridge Road

Color appears in the leaves.

Fallen leaves along the sides of Blacksmith Road.

Pods on the redbud are almost ready to fall.

Leaves on the pin oak are turning brown.

Leaves litter the old glider.

The zinnias are fading and going to seed.

The rudbekia hangs on, though. . . 

. . . and so does this blanket flower.

Spider webs appear.

Even the cats sport fall colors.

The pasture is full of goldenrod.

But the leaves are definitely changing.

Fall is here—even though it doesn't officially begin until tomorrow.



Blogger CountryDew said...

That photo with the tractor is splendid.

6:54 AM  

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