Sunday was a dreary, cloudy, grey and cool day but we decided to go for a walk in the park after church and lunch. We haven't been out there all summer. I can't believe we are half way through September already and we never once walked the beaver pond trail. I guess we were so busy with the yard, garden, and deck and all else that was going on this summer that we just didn't make the time.
I just about froze too! Well, not really froze. It was 15C. (about 60 F) but the clouds and the cool wind chilled me to the bone.
Here is one of 2 beaver lodges in the pond. We didn't see any beaver today though. Never have.
I believe these are elderberries. This bush was loaded with them. I guess the birds haven't found them yet. Speaking of birds. We didn't see or hear one bird out there. Strange.
Beautiful reflections on the water.
Goldenrod was abundant as were a few bees.
A mushroom that has a bite out of it.
We couldn't get over the numbers of downed trees from Tropical Storm Arthur that came through in early July. There were thousands and thousands of trees that fell from this storm and Mactaquac Provincial Park lost about a thousand as well.
I'll share more pictures with you next time.
We have a frost warning for our area tonight but since we are quite high up on this ridge we hopefully won't get cold enough. I'm going to throw some towels on my planters tonight, just in case. Have you had frost yet? They (the weather people) say we will have a nice high pressure system come in for the rest of the week with nice seasonal temperatures. I'm sure missing our summer weather and the longer days already. Are you? It seems once we get supper over with the sun is already going behind the hill and it gets so cool. Our yard work will have to be done in the daytime and on Saturdays now I guess.
I started my Lady Ashburnham pickles today and will cook and jar them tomorrow. They are a nice mustard pickle with cucumber and onion chopped fine, and a favourite of ours. I didn't get many cucumbers from the garden as the deer and crows ruined them and some of them simply turned to mush under the leaves and weeds.
The harvester has been cutting the fields around here the past week. They didn't finish this one yet. (this was last week)
I caught these two bucks going into the field last week. They soon disappeared in the long grain.
Well I must get those towels out and cover my beloved annuals.....just in case. ;)
Have a wonderful week. I'll see you soon.