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Getting There [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!

[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2008-09-30 12:08 pm (UTC)
squirrels are going bonkers here too, darting across the road right in front of me. i went to the front door to look out at the mailbox yesterday afternoon and heard that CHH CHH CHH. a squirrel was up in a tree down by the road, shaking his tail at me and giving me what-for. i wasn't even outside. territorial, much? :D
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2008-10-01 06:20 am (UTC)
They know we have hoards of nuts in our houses!

They want our pecans!
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2008-10-01 10:18 am (UTC)
haha! they can't have 'em. *g*
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