A Wood Duck swam past after flying away and returning. He had a large family who didn't want to get close. The last of the blooms remain in a protected garden, fall is here and summer has met it's end. The duck and family are soon due to head south. It is sad to see all this change, but the color change is fun. It is always nice not to have to live with air conditioning and have the windows open. I will enjoy seeing a lower bill and sleeping with just night noises lulling me asleep. I like to wrap up in blankets, but always am reluctant to give up my blooms around home and out on the prairie.
A large praying mantis has had a good year. This particular species is happy in my area and a treat to watch hunt. This was on my door waiting for me to get home.
Fishing is almost over, perhaps a few trout will lure me back out.
Dixie keeps track of everything I do. She tells people she has to mother me or I get way out of hand. I will share some of the bread I am making with her today, as I do with many of the other things I cook. She is a good neighbor to have, but sometimes a bit bossy. LOL
I needed a reading lamp next to my bed and after a great deal of shopping found this relic at Goodwill for $6.99. I wanted something unusual and found this golf themed lamp to accent my well decorated man cave. What a classic, a real one of a kind. Going to a number of lamp shops made me think back many years shopping for a chandelier for a formal dining room. Think about looking up for an entire day, it makes your neck ache.