Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Day 288 - 10/15/14

The cotton fields are ready for harvest.

We had a lot of wind and rain earlier this week, which pulls and tugs the cotton, making it not as pretty as when it first emerges from the bolls.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Day 287 - 10/14/14

More sunflowers.

Happy, happy, happy.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Day 286 - 10/13/14

Good morning, Sunshine.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Day 284 - 10/11/14

We had about a dozen hummingbirds today.  They hang around fattening up their little bellies and then move on.  I'll miss them when they're all gone.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Day 283 - 10/10/14

Beautiful sunrise again this morning.

The cotton fields are almost ready for harvest.

Every afternoon, when I pass by this field, I see families taking pictures of their children for Christmas cards.

Cotton fields are the closest thing we get to a white Christmas.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Day 282 - 10/09/14

I stopped by our neighbor's yard on the way home today.

The persimmons are ripe.

I found some more spider lilies.

I also found some lemons.  At least I think they're lemons.  They felt a bit fuzzy and their skin smelled sweet like apricots.

I don't know what kind they are since I had never noticed them in years past.  Meyer lemons are usually quite a bit larger.  It could be one of the colder hybrids.  It may be doing better this year since we had such a cold winter.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Day 281 - 10/08/14

More late summer sunshine. 

More smiles.

More certainty that summer is quickly fading.

One more blissful day.

Someone let a small kitten out near our home and he made his way into our yard.  What a sweetie.  I think I would have kept him were it not for the fact we we have three cats and three dogs.  As luck would have it (if you want to call it that), our pastor's cat was killed by a car and his wife was in need of something to nurture.  They took him off our hands and are smitten with him (even if our pastor says he is not a cat person).  He has a new home and a new name, Whitesox.