Yes, I am ready. I’ve missed the children and I’m anxious to hear about their adventures during the break. Most will be super excited this week because it is countdown to party time! Friday they will dress in their Halloween costumes and eat more candy than anyone should and have a great time.
Oh, yesterday was just as wonderful as I predicted. The sun came out and at one point there were so many butterflies in the yard that they were swirling around me. I counted six buckeyes. The wind was blowing so hard it was difficult to photograph them, but I managed to get a few to hold still. I also got one blurry shot of a little yellow one opened up. They just don’t ever rest long enough for me to get a good photo! I call them the “frantic butterflies”! And a little whitish moth joined his cousins.
Last night I glanced out the window and saw a lovely reflection of the sunset on the storm clouds. I went out to the back step, took a photo, heard a noise and turned around to find one of the raccoons eating her snack. She didn’t seem to be disturbed until I went back in the house. Then she ran for the woods! Three returned to eat about an hour later.
Last week of October! Where does the time go? But I’m ready for October to be gone so it will be November, one of my favorite months. Not quite winter, the best holiday- food, friends, family, no gifts, and the best decorations. I love turkeys!
Will the time change next this weekend? I never know anymore, but it seems like we should do it soon. I don’t like to go to work in the dark. And speaking of dark- just a reminder that some of our friends and family members have serious problems with winter, lack of light, cold, inactivity, and boredom. So let’s remember them this winter with extra contact, love, and understanding. Most of all, make sure they are getting as much light as possible!
Have a great day! I know I will.