Autumn has come. It came on fast actually. The leaves held their green for as long as they could in this wet warm autumn. Now finally the trees have begun to turn their coats and the leaves to release their tenuous hold on life and fall. I never rake up leaves I let them lay about the tree looking glorious. It is part of natures design and I love the leaves of autumn. In fact soon I will begin to drive down the alleys of the local small town and gather up bags of leaves raked up by the locals and throw them into the chicken shed to shredded up by their scratchy feet. I throw bags and bags of leaves into the flower gardens to keep the weeds down in the spring. Some bags I leave in the garage so they can decompose into leaf mold.
The next wind will clean up these trees. Did you know that sometimes wind is not air being ‘blown to’ but air being ‘sucked away’. Depending on pressure and hot and cold of course. You can see how it would get all out of control and become a turmoil. And the wind blows is a nicer phrase than the wind sucked.
Out here under the big sky it is impossible not to be fascinated by weather.
TonTon is seen here carrying a leaf around in his mouth. I think he is a bit embarrassed to be caught picking up leaves. When he is busy he compulsively picks something up, and this time it was a leaf.
I hope you have a lovely day.