Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Joy in The Morning

My fat kitty, loving the early morning sunlight. This is Linx. She is such a silly kitty. I tried to catch her rubbing on Sasha. She really is enjoying this lovely weather of October. (Poor girl is such a chubby kitty, she can no longer climb fences so must walk in and out the doors to the front and the back yards.)

This morning, when I walked outside. I had to go back in and get a sweatshirt. Yay!! I just smiled to myself that the breeze was cold enough again. I watched as the Flickers flew with his bouncing flight from one tree to another tree. I was just so happy to see those red undersides of his wings.

The leaves are beginning to change. I feel like its a treasure hunt to find the first of the red leaves. A couple of weekends ago, Ron put out grass seed. (Winter Rye) the other day he said, " You have to come out and see this, its so funny."
So I did, it made me laugh. I had to go get my camera.

There is an ant hill under that clump of grass. The ants have gone out in the yard and gathered all of the grass seed and that little mound of seed is going down into the ant hill. We both squatted down and watched them as they feverishly worked getting everything down in the hole. We just watched and laughed. I go out every morning and check how the progress is going and the pile seems to be going down day by day. Isn't nature a treat to watch?

I made applesauce with some of my apples yesterday. Today I hope to make a pie. There is just something about fresh apples that makes me happy, I would rather eat an apple this time of year than just about anything. I did buy some sweet potatoes so I could make a sweet potato pie too. Just a tiny bit of cooler weather and I just want to bake and bake.

One of the really sweet things this morning, was the Meadowlarks are back too. One was so close he sounded like he was in my flowerbed. It made me so happy to know they are back for the winter. The blue jays are not happy about all of these new guys showing up. They spend the afternoon complaining about the state of things around here. So everything is all good. Unless you are a bluejay!

I hope you have a day filled with golden sunshine and gentle breezes.


"All his thinking could not make him understand, but his singing heart could. "
---Waterless Mountain, Laura Adams Armer, 1931


Kerin said...

Wonderful fall morning post, filled with lovely scenes.
Love fresh fall apples, and I'll bet your applesauce takes delish!
Enjoy this gorgeous and abundant season.



Christine said...

A happy time for all in your household and those bluejays will have to learn to share!
Lovely to see the colours turn on the leaves!
Enjoy your apples!

Nellie said...

Two of our favorite pies, Kim! I'm loving the cooler temps, too! Even have some color on our leaves. XO Nellie

Empty Nester said...

I love that y'all go out and find such joy in nature. Laughing at ants taking seed down to their home- LOVE it! The apples- I wish we had a place around here to pick them. We are having temps cool enough for me to wear long pants and long sleeves to walk Tucker. And cool enough for me to walk him after three months of temperatures that made it too hot to do anything. What an uplifting post! Thank you!

Debbie said...

Mmmm an homemade apply time sounds soo good. What time should I be over? lol. I am having my lunch break here and the coolest breeze is blowing in my window. I LOVE it! But it's really the first of it. It's been cooling off at night wonderously, but our days have still been quite warm Love your sweet post! Have a good week!

Gumbo Lily said...

You're taking care of the ants! God has His ways! Love that fat kitty cat. We are still seeing/hearing the meadowlarks here, but I know they are about to go for the winter. I hope some of our meadowlarks get to your place!

Debbie said...

Sweet fat cat!! Fall has arrived here as well, sweaters are needed in the morning also!!

LOVE your new header!!

TexWisGirl said...

enjoy that beautiful fall.

camp and cottage living said...

Your beginning stages of Fall sound so wonderful, Kim. Ours has been cooler days with a lot of rain. I will be glad when Indian summer begins here!

Rugs and Pugs said...

So happy to hear your weather has finally cooled down. I am sure it is most welcome.
Hugs :)

Three Sheep Studio said...

A sweet potato pie - now that intrigues me !
Do you share recipes ??
Glad your weather has cooled.

Pom Pom said...

Yummy! I'd like to come over for a piece of that pie you are going to make. Apples do taste so good in the fall!
Your kitty is a grown up version of Timothy. I wonder if he'll get nice and fat.

Janettessage.blogspot.com said...

Oh my grandsons went to an Apple Orchard yesterday for their home school field trip. One of the others is stepping in ant piles to see if there are ants in it...then of course he yells. Life of two year olds. How wonderful to have your own apples.

Unknown said...

Sounds glorious and happy

Summer said...

Your kitty looks so comfy and happy ♥

Alica said...

So many fun things in this post! I'd love to lay in the sun, just like Kitty if I had a chance! :) I love the colorful leaves this time of year too...makes up for the cold that I know is coming. And apples...I've got sauce on my todo list, but it won't be from my own apples. Lucky you! Sorry I've been a negligent commenter lately!!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

That is so funny about the ants, Kim. They will be eating very well this winter I think. Your joy in the various changes Autumn is bringing is very evident. Mmmmm, fresh apples and homemade applesauce and pies - such a blessing. I hope your Sunday is full of peace and the week ahead is fruitful and lovely.