A soft quietude takes over the landscape
as the Winter Solstice comes closer.
Thoughts of dustings of snow are on my mind.
I would love to have a 'White Christmas'.
Do you have plans for Winter travel?
Perhaps you are ski buffs and head for the
mountains or cross-country trails.
This year I feel I will not be straying far from
home during the Winter months.
Cozy thoughts of being 'snowed-in' for a few days
cross my mind. Some quiet time to stay put instead
of always having to be somewhere.
I have this new garden friend, 'Chippy', a really cute
little Eastern chipmunk. He/she (and there may be more
than one) lives under my garden, entering and exiting the
burrow through this old tree stump. I've read that, for safety
reasons, they have several 'doorways' to their subterranean home.
Also, it's very clean down under as they even build a bathroom!
These little guys, unlike western chipmunks,
hibernate here in the east, so I'm thinking with this
colder weather we won't be seeing them much longer.
Lastly.........a few nights back, when we had our
first below freezing temperatures, a tree we have
never discovered the name of, dropped all
its still bright green huge leaves within an hour
as we watched from the kitchen window early morning.
It was as if they had a chat and decided it was time,
then all let go and fluttered down together carpeting
the ground and the roof of the potting shed.
Yes, beautiful Autumn is almost over for this year, and what
an amazing season it has been.