The shadows are lengthening even in the daytime these mid-September days as the sun is lower in the sky, although the above photo was taken early evening.
We walked past the old painted barn and you can see how long my shadow is as I stopped to take the photo. The daylight hours are getting much shorter now.
This will be about the extent of my fall decorating. I have a few gourds and some hydrangea blooms out but that's it as our renovations are starting this week on the outside of the house. I had to remove anything that was on the outside walls of every room as the contractor will be ripping off siding and nailing on new siding. Can't have pictures etc. falling off the walls can we. Everything will be covered with plastic drop cloths to keep the dust at bay as well. Oh it will be a worthwhile mess I'm sure!
Some of the local farms are getting all decked out for fall. This is an egg producer. Do you see the big chicken made from
giant marshmallows wrapped hay bales?
Here is a close up of the chicken after it got its 'angry bird' eyes painted on. Note the brown eggs it laid. lol
The lower branches of this pear tree were loaded like this. Aren't they beautiful?
Margaret and I picked some Paula Red apples a week ago. Tart and tasty! The apple crop will be a good one this year as the trees are loaded.
A display at the orchard stand with a really cool table made from an old door....including the doorknob!
The view out over the orchard and across the valley.
One afternoon last week Margaret and I went for a walk along the trail that follows the St. John River.
Down by the St. John River. This is the farmers ferry that takes tractors etc. across to the island where the local farmers have crops.
Look at that gorgeous blue sky and fluffy white clouds!
The trail. It used to be a railroad bed.
"Shooting stars" at sunset. :) There were lots of jet contrails that evening.
The full harvest moon rising over the St. John River valley on Friday evening. It was spectacular!
On Saturday morning Murray and I went to a little country market and I bought 3 cupcakes. I had one for breakfast with my tea that morning when we got home. That's okay....right? It was really delicious!
My sister has now gone home. Thank you so much for your well wishes for her. The house is quiet and my road running has stopped. We have been doing things together all summer except for the 2 weeks she spent with our sister. It is strange not to have her here but I am so grateful that she got home to visit and that she was able to fly back to her home in BC after all her eye problems this summer. We had some great times even with the stress of her eye issues and we had a lot of visits with family which is what she wanted to do. I somehow doubt she will fly home again.....which means I will go to her if I'm able. I'm glad Murray likes to fly too.
The first official day of fall is on Thursday. Are you ready for it?
We are still enjoying some lovely warm weather but I'm sure a change is in the wind before too long. The trees are starting to fade and will soon be beautifully coloured in their autumn attire.
Thanks for visiting today. Enjoy the rest of the week.