Fall is in the air at last(ish)! I really enjoy this time of year when everything is cooling down again (although in our case it’s more like colding down and then heating up and then finally, maybe, cooling down a little, for now, if we’re lucky and don’t jinx it. Oops.). Regardless, October is definitely one of my favorite months because it’s such a transition month (my other favorite month is March for the same reason. Have you heard the phrase “in like a lion, out like a lamb”? My birthday’s also in March, so maybe that’s why I’m partial to it…). There’s a period of time in October where summer is losing its kick and fall isn’t quite on the ball yet and the effect is very spring-like. To me, anyway (I ended up getting teased for feeling this way. Apparently everyone else just thinks it feels like fall). And what a better month to have a camera in my pocket always than this beautiful transition month (see, what I’m doing here [quite sincerely] is positively reinforcing Sherry for getting the camera. This is a technique we use in the training of our animals)!
Here’s another one a week later of some flowers in the bear yard that popped up everywhere. This day was a little warmer and rainier. Look again at how green the leaves are:
Hey! Acorns everywhere! Where did they all come from all of the sudden? We collect buckets of them for the bears: