October 23, 2014
Hard rain and brisk wind at the end of last week
caused a drastic change overnight. It knocked our watercolor of fall
fantasia to the ground.
Most of the trees have lost their leaves already,
and the glorious colors of autumn are now a thing of the past. There are
some few exceptions to the rule and their fiery color really stands out
against the stark background.
There was a dusting of snow in the mountains over
the weekend, but our temperatures here stayed above the freezing mark.
The forecast for the next week calls for seasonable
weather, with no frost or snow. I think we will see a freezing morning
The new Gino’s/Tudor’s being constructed in the old
town parking lot is coming along nicely. There should be a grand opening
before the end of the year. I look forward to a steaming hot biscuit
with a sausage patty and fried egg in the middle.
All of the forest critters must be moving about at
night, and they must not be paying much attention, since it seems there
are quite a few of them littering the highways each morning.
I really won’t miss the opossums much, but I hate
to see the little tree rats (squirrels) lying dead along the road. Oh,
well, the dead squirrels disappear rather quickly since they are the
perfect size for raptors to stick their talons in for a quick trip to