Our last review of 2014. Autumn is on the bottom of my list as favorite seasons. It heralds the end to our fabulous summers and the start of the rainy season. I love a good rainy day - but spring and summer are my absolute favorites. Since we don't suffer with unbearable humidity that some do, and no bugs to speak of - I never wish summer to be over. I want it to go on and on - like it did in 2014. The best summer ever!
Now on to my remembrances of Autumn.
Mullein blooms on the roadsides. I once grew some in our yard and our oldest daughter and I picked the tiny blossoms off each morning to make ear oil.
The garden spiders begin to make their Autumn webs
And apples hang heavy on the trees
Rain drips from leaves
A plane trip gives a view of the leaves turning color
Leaves drop and mingle with the waterfalls
The perfect time of the year for a ride to Edison, just down the road - for lunch at our favorite little cafe from the 40s - and an old car going past.
The autumn colors are stunning around Bellingham, just a few miles south and the colors are not as vibrant.
Ducks gather on the lakes
Sheep and goats grow woolly coats for the coming cold weather
The harvest moon glows in the sky
And on the sunny days the farmers get in their second and third haying for the year.
Rainy days are good for indoor projects - like sorting and winding bobbins of embroidery floss. In the top left you see the pile of floss - and the others show the bobbins of floss sorted by color. This photo is for you, Julee and Lynn.
Time slips back an hour - bringing earlier evenings
The perfect time for tea and scones, using the vintage Sears Cattail dishes
Canada Geese settle in for their winter stay on the nearby lakes and ponds
And farmers load up their trucks and sell pumpkins for kids, young and old
Wild blackberries ripen, ready for the picking - pies, cobblers and jam are on the menu now
Clouds move in and remind us the old weather adage - "If a man leads his sheep to water, can rain be far behind?"
The moon peeks through the trees and clouds - it is almost Halloween.
And the Sisters Mountains get their first dusting of snow - signalling the end of Autumn.