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The Favorite Season

Fall. It’s my favorite season. We’ve been blessed this year with a gorgeous, prolonged fall. The weather’s been really warm and the colors stunning. We usually get snow before now, but we’ve only had one weekend of rain so far.

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The birds are moving through. I’ve seen a lot of birds I don’t normally see except during migration – I’m glad they find something useful in the yard whether it’s bugs to eat or a place to rest.

Every spring I yank emerging sunflower plants out of the garden. Visons of a tidy garden fill my head. As summer continues I get less interested in keeping it neat and orderly and let the new sunflowers grow. Then come fall I’m always glad I did because so many birds enjoy the seeds. It doesn’t look great, but I doubt the birds care. Pine siskins, house finches, goldfinches and chickadees spend a lot of time in these sunflower thickets.

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It’s hard to believe all the warblers and other insect eaters are well on their way south, across the Gulf Of Mexico. I still don’t see how they do it.

What’s going on in your neighborhood this fall?

One thought on “The Favorite Season

  1. Hi Leslie-I love the pics and pretty fall colors. Summer is still hanging on here in Texas. There is a tad of color, but lots of green. Rain has eluded us for the past few weeks. We had a sprinkle the other day and it felt good. I see lots of hawks and some mockingbirds, starlings, and doves. Ducks, egrets, and an occasional flamingo are the most common birds that I see flying overhead. I love fall and the light it brings-warm and lovely. Wishing you and yours a happy fall 🙂

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