These happy little flowers are on my front porch, reaching for every bit of remaining warmth from the sun. These last days of September are gorgeous. Maybe we can squeeze out one more day of fun in the sun. The water is colder, but the boat didn't mind. We could hardly believe that Caleb wanted to go tubing. The deal was, "OK, but don't fall off!" Sentry is an avid boater, but whined for some reason today. Did he know how cold the water was? The shot I missed was the enormous seal who watched Caleb. Another reason not to fall in! Good Bye September.
About 10 days ago we had a pigeon fly into our yard, obviously very hungry. The internet said that stray homing pigeons who get lost will eat, drink and rest for a day and then get back to trying to find home.
But this little guy decided not to leave our yard. He/she has a band with numbers on its leg, but I can't get close enough to read them. It took me one week of moving the birdseed nearer and nearer our rabbit hutch and finally today it went in.
We'd like to keep it. We call him/her Pidge. Hannah says it must be a male, since it obviously didn't ask for directions on the way home!
The annual 'swim across the Canal' day found Thomas and Caleb kayaking the waters to aid any weary swimmers. A few were happy to hitch a ride! Hannah was in the single kayak and the boys in the double. It was an incredibly beautiful, hot September day. Isn't the Northwest great!
The back yard flowers are fading, but still cheery. The front garden climbs the new fence Thomas built this summer.
The new grass in the front yard with a refurbished bench to enjoy the bay. Tide is out right now, check back in a few hours!
The fire pit will be glowing tonight with Labor Day hot dogs!
Blackberries by the back pond, have replaced the waterfall for the time being.
Firewood piles, little crab apples, and luscious pears have Autumn written all over them.
Lazy days find both man and animal enjoying the slow ease into Fall. Coonie heard us in the yard this afternoon and came by to stocks up on her favorite foods. After all... it is September, and the girl needs to prepare for winter.