Happy Veterans Day! Many schools have off (lucky guys!) but us worker bees continue buzzing on. Still, I am making time to enjoy a most beautiful walk in the autumn sun today and contemplate the many sacrifices our veterans and their families have given.
I want to share autumn at my home with you today. It's a very golden day, which I'm enjoying to the utmost since the big arctic storm is on it's way and snowflakes are expected tomorrow.
I never tire of the views as I drive up our street to do errands
|a winery up the street from us|
Or the walk down our long country drive to get the mail, gazing on our neighboring vineyard.
|We see this view each time we drive home through our little town.|
Or even just three steps off my back porch!
|The walk from our porch to the back property.|
Even our koi are cloaked in autumn hues
|we have 8 large koi and 7 babies born this spring.|
Our blueberry bushes gave us close to 30 gallons of berries this summer, and now they brighten our yard with deep orange and crimson; they deserve a good winter's rest.
|two families of songbirds nested in this condo amid the blueberry|
bushes this summer
I think I'll grab a steaming cup of spiced cider and meander a little longer along trails of crispy leaves and piney smells, for winter will all-to-soon cover this colored beauty with winter white.