There is a delicate hint of fall in the air with the shorter days and a coolness to the mornings. From my window, I can see that the bird activity has changed these past few weeks. All the baby birds have gone which makes me sad as I miss watching their funny antics, especially the baby cardinals who were hilarious. They grow up way too fast. Sigh.
The berries are gone on the honeysuckle bush so there are no more gorgeous cedar waxwings. I miss seeing them. The hubs says he will plant more bushes for me next year. I'd love to have a whole yard full of cedar waxwings as I think they are one of the most beautiful birds I've ever seen. Thank goodness for my photos to freeze these special moments in time.
I was entranced to see this handsome young purple finch at the feeder yesterday. As you can see, he is starting to change colour from his brown speckles to his brilliant red plumage. What a beauty he is! Soon he will be migrating south so I am grateful to have captured some photos of him before he goes.
I’ve been back from my vacation in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia for a week now and am still trying to establish my routine with what little routine I have. At least fall is coming and that always helps give me more structure. For a person like me who has so many interests, I often feel scattered and jump around from project to project.
I like fall with that “Back to school” feeling of starting something new and the surge of activity after a lazy unstructured summer. I look forward to the cooler days and leaves changing colour. Too bad that winter has to follow.
For those in the northern hemisphere, I hope you can get outside to enjoy our last few weeks of summer. As my dad always says, "It's a longggggggg winter!"
The days grow short with a hint of fall
Summer doesn’t last very long at all,
This season will soon disappear
Gone again for another year,
Opening a book to a brand new page,
Fall will soon take centre stage,
The march of the seasons has begunEnjoy what’s left of summer fun!