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 27, 2014

Signs of Fall

Autumn officially began about week ago, and I'm seeing signs of it all around me—the fall colors in the sky, for instance.

The hay has been baled, and October's bright blue weather has started in September.

The corn across the road was cut for silage a few weeks ago, and barley—the winter cover crop—was drilled in today

The purple coneflowers along the sidewalk have bloomed and gone to seed; their seeds remain to feed  the birds when cold weather comes.

The oaks in the side yard are getting a burnished look.

The chrysanthemums are blooming.

And inside, cats are snuggling together to share the warmth.


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Blogger CountryDew said...

If we really get the same number of snows as we do fogs in August, we're in for a snowy winter.

Lovely shots.

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fall has barely started and already I find myself thinking about how bad of a winter we will have. I know I should just enjoy the autumn and not worry about what's ahead.

5:31 PM  

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