Sunday, October 11, 2009

And yet cooler still

Rising at 8-30am.

No early morning call from Alvin this morning.
This is due to a sudden drop in temperatures and he hasn't got his winter coat yet.
To get around this problem he's switched to "day shift" and hunts while the sun is up. The nights are spent curled up keeping my office chair warm.
These wild flowers growing at the back of the house...................

.....don't seem to mind the change.
Neither do the Black Swallowtail caterpillars....................

....which are still happily munching away on my Parsley plants. We have lots of Parsley still growing, far more than we will ever use this season so I don't mind sharing with them. And, they do grow into.................

....these very beautiful butterflies. Well worth having around.

Colder temperatures remind me that it's time to prepare for when it gets really cold. I have a couple of dead trees that want felling and sawing up for the wood pile...................


...........and so that's done.
I've given the trees a bit of a haircut to tidy up any low hanging branches, pruned the Fuji Apple and the Golden Willow and removed a broken branch from one of the small Oaks round the back.
I see that our resident "Squirrel Nutkins"............................

.......will have an ample store for the coming winter.
Enough for today.



Oklahomegrownvegland skies of beauty and wonder..............................

1 comment:

miss m (InfG) said...

Lovely coreopsis ! Nice pic of the sky too.
Nothing says gearing up for winter like logs and a chainsaw ! Very manly too. Mmmm. :)

No sign of the package yet. I guess the pony got stuck somewhere along the way.