We are into a new season now. September finished off with a really hot spell, in fact some of the days were hotter than the in July and August. A quick rain storm abruptly brought that weather to an end and in a matter of minutes the temperature started dropping down.
It was so hot the squirrel was relaxing under the back tree.
The garden has been un-decorated and all stored away in the garage and shed. I planted up a new couple of new yucca plants that I had grown from some root when a big plant got moved.
Looking way up, the Jerusalem artichokes are finally blooming. That plants are so tall, making the small blooms look dwarfed on the top of the stems.
We are enjoying as many walks down by the bay as we can fit in before the weather changes too much. The heron is a favourite subject to photograph and I’m getting in as many shots as possible before it leaves for the winter.
Chippy has been scurrying around and stashing up on food for the long winter months ahead. Here he is pausing for a brief moment to nibble on a seed. Some of the winter birds have returned … nuthatch, chickadees and the white crowned sparrows have been passing through. I guess I had better get busy and make some all season suet.
I don’t think the Fall colours are as spectacular this year, perhaps because of the drought or the heat during September. This is a photo taken on one of our walks by the bay.
Thanksgiving (in Canada) is coming up soon and the turkey is defrosting and getting ready for cooking. I’ve been doing up lots of veggies for the freezer so we have an abundant supply over the winter. I’ve also been making some soups, a couple of new ones were parsnips and apple along with carrot and sweet potato. I’ll share the recipes soon. Happy Thanksgiving to our my Canadian friends and family.
I’m getting in list making and planning mode as we are heading to British Columbia at the beginning of December and won’t be returning till early January of 2018. This will be our first time spending actual Christmas with our family and grandkids out west. With this visit it will mean we have been out there in each of the seasons. We will miss our family here in Ontario but the good thing is we will have Christmas with them when we return … double the fun, double the food.