Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The sun was shining early this morning, then it became cloudy...enough to make me hope for rain. We are extremely dry here. Yesterday I noticed some plants looking super wilty. These are plants that haven't wilted all summer in spite of the heat and dry conditions. Needless to say I carried water to give them all a drink. Tomorrow I'll water them again. We collect rainwater to use for the garden and flowers. Thankfully we still have some in our tanks.

Today Garry and I went to Glasgow to do some shopping. He indulged me and stopped at my favorite thrift shops. Interesting thing was he found more things than I did...socks (new), jeans and a book. One shop was having a $1 sale on certain color tags.  I found a crocheted bag with a pink tag meaning it was only $1. It's a nice size to use for one of the many projects I usually have going...mostly crochet. It just helps keep everything together and ready to grab to work on, or take along if we're going somewhere. 
We had an enjoyable day. Much nicer than if I had gone by myself.

While driving along the Parkway, I noticed that some of the trees are really beginning to look bare. And others were just gorgeous with their colors. The maple trees in our yard have lost nearly all of their leaves, while the oaks are just turning a lovely shade of red.

The acorns have really been falling today. How do I know?? They make a lot of noise on our roof when they do. It's interesting how they fall by the bunches. Our son like to throw a handful of acorns onto our roof. Of course, the grandkids are more than willing to pick them up so he can have several handfuls to throw. Anyway, this morning a bunch hit the roof that if I hadn't known better I would have blamed Darryl. I have no clue what makes several turn loose at once. Just one of the 'perks' of living in the woods, or nearly so.

Hope everyone had a wonderful day!


  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this. My acorns are falling like rain too. I am caked up with trees all around and over me.

    We need rain too but not as badly as you all do. I smiled when I read you are giving the plants a drink. I would too. I love it when folks pay attention to their plants and are good stewards.

  2. This is a nice post Connie,just simple way you shows to us how you are happy ladys,
    plus you bought all that payed cheaper price:-)

    The plants are just like us need food and drink
    too also need to talk to them...
    Hopefully you have a rain soon,
    Big Hugs,

  3. I have a huge oak tree in my front yard and the sidewalk and yard is covered with acorns. The leaves seem to be falling off without changing color. We are needing rain right now too.

  4. We are not going to have a good color year here locally. I have yet to take a photo of the first tree. :-(

  5. Oh things are so dry here at our place. I still have the sprinkler going. Everytree varies so much in our yard. Some lost their leaves over 3 weeks ago. Of course the little oak tree we planted 120 years ago always hangs on to it leaves even into the winter. My hubby brought the tree from a forest he played in as a child in germany over 30 years ago. The 1st ten years the tree was transplanted twice each time we moved. The last move the tip had to be cut of so it didn't have a leader. It has taken all these years to finally take off again. I always know it is safe to plant tender stuff in the spring when the oak tree leaves come out. The weather has been so beautiful here so I have been spending as much time as possible outside trying to get everything finished before the ground freezes. So glad to reconnect with you here. Hugs Carrie

  6. Connie, I somehow missed this post. Good one too and it's always interesting about country living. I used to have big acorns too. And every so often, I guess the apt. is cooling or something, It reminds of acorns hitting the roof.