||[Sep. 29th, 2008|10:14 pm]
Almost every time I went out this afternoon a squirrel barked at me. A lot of them are active now, because large numbers of acorns have begun to drop. Almost every breeze brings a clatter as the ripe nuts whack rooftops and roll down. The sound of acorns falling makes the day feel entirely autumnal, despite the lingering heat. |
The peach tree, and the dogwoods across the street as well, have begun to show color. The jasmine is down to half a dozen surviving blossoms, though its glossy leaves will remain green all winter. I hope that rain will arrive soon, and then the lawn will become green too. The first year I lived here the heavy rains began in September, so it is not impossible that October will turn wet. I can hardly wait to smell the soggy leaves decaying!