One day when leaving the grocery store I looked at the sky and thought how the clouds looked like a watercolor painting. It made for a gorgeous fall day.
"Sun goes down on the silky day
Quarter moon walking through the Milky Way...
It's the right time of the night
The stars are waking above
It's the right time of the night.... "
Still, the red leaves in the evening light are delightful.
A closeup outside my sun room window of the acorn munching!
A small buck watching me in my window.
An even smaller and younger buck who still has velvet on his horns. Velvet provides nutrition and growth to deer antlers. This special tissue is a type of skin, loaded with blood vessels and nerves, that regenerates every year. Because deer shed their antlers annually, they need dense and rapid growth of their antlers to occur every year. By fall, antlers are fully grown and the bone cells die. Velvet dries up and falls off.
This little squirrel is beginning to show up on a daily basis as well. The fall stealing of the walnuts has started. Yesterday I watched this little one pull that walnut from the limb and sit there and strip the shell away enjoying every morsel. Today he was grabbing them and running away with them. No doubt he was storing them away somewhere for the winter.
Also linking to Rural Thursday, Skywatch, and Friday's Fences.