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.
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.
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?