October 16, 2014
Jeanne continues to improve after her hip
replacement on Oct. 1. She is looking forward to being pain-free for the
first time in years (unfortunately, her pain level is still intense),
and being able to walk around the yard with the grandchildren.
After enjoying some seasonably cool temperatures
last week, Tuesday was quite warm. There is a storm front due to move
through that will take the warm weather with it when it goes. Next week,
we will be cool again.
We have had two screech owls singing in the holler
this past week. All of the other owls like to join in and sing along
with them, which is fine by me. I would much rather listen to owls than
We have yet to see our first frost in the holler,
so the insects are still making music loudly each night.
This is also the time of year when lightning bug
larvae are moving about on the ground. They light up just like fireflies
do. Whatever the chemicals are that allow them to do this must make the
larvae very un-palatable, because they would be extraordinarily easy to
eat since they stay lit for a minute or two.
Bucks are still gathered together and running in
small packs, but that will change any time now. As the season of rut
comes on them, they will get territorial and fight one another for
dominance. Deer season will come soon enough and thin out the herd.