There’s not much new around here as far as blooms go. You’ll see there’s plenty going on critter-wise, though.
The red cockscomb still show off bright coloring. They dance in the breeze as if in anticipation of cooler days. Are you dancing with excitement over the coming cool, crisp days? I am!
Mrs. Corn Spider is quietly preparing. How very Halloween she looks!
She appears to be dangerous and will bite if threatened, but her bite is harmless to humans. (That’s why I decided to keep her.)
These spiders have many names besides corn spider…zipper spider (from the zig-zag in her web), black and yellow garden spider, x spider, banana spider, and the most famous – the writing spider. Remember Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web? She was a writing spider.
Remember Charlotte wrote in her web to save Wilbur?
Yep, he’s here to watch over this Charlotte…and her babies due soon.
She formed the egg sack last week, then took it somewhere safe, like to the bush beside her web. Now, she’s just very active in her web.
I wonder if she’s preparing to write. Silently studying the English language perhaps? Ha!
Soybean crops are nearly ready for harvest.
The roar of combine engines will soon fill the air.
A gaggle of geese just flew overhead, honking their music loudly. I can hear them from my club chair inside!
Coasters in the family room remind us of work and joy of country life. 😉
Meanwhile, the Black-eyed Susans around the bird house are falling asleep. Ho – hum…’tis the season.
Did you notice the light color beyond the fence? That’s hay on the ground.
Over the last two weeks, it was cut, baled and stacked at the barn for winter.
Saturday, HH moved the horses onto this pasture – behind the house. We only move them away during summer so this special hybrid horse hay can grow here for winter. This is their true home, though.
We love seeing them out our windows as they munch, play, and sometimes rare up and fight! The three amigos entertain us so. Yee-haw!
I miss them when they’re in the north pasture. They feel so far away, but it’s just beyond the barn…not that far, actually.
It’s not like we’re on The Ponderosa!
And, they’re off – hooves pounding, a sound of thunder.
Home sweet home!
Ah…the seasons of life.
For row crops and spiders, the seasons are fast. Life is short.
What’s changing through seasons at your house? Has your weather turned cool yet?