Summer On The Wane

William up high.
(photo W Hayes)

There are a few leaves falling, just a trickle. If you weren’t noticing maybe you wouldn’t see. It is just the beginning of the change. Not enough to count really but an idea of things to come.

These are beautiful days here right now. August traditionally the driest month here is living up to that. The wells are dipping low. The deer are spending more and more time finding suitable forage. It’s a good year for apples and pears, not so good for corn and tomatoes.

I personally am so glad that all of these things are paying very little attention to the political gyrations happening this month. So glad there is this natural metronome that has it’s own rhythms and sensibilities.

Right now I am in the middle of my visit to the Institute. This place has it’s own rhythms and sensibilities; think it has it’s own gravity. My scan and blood work are complete. Just waiting for my doc appointment to hash out the news from all that. It’s pretty much an all day deal today.

Thinking that it is nap time for Felipé.

sleepy loves, Felipé.

8 thoughts on “Summer On The Wane”

  1. Those trees look like evergreen firs but I guess not if leaf fall is beginning?looks very nice but I dare say you get bears there? Black not Grizzly? sadly I have never seen a bear in the wild although I saw where they’d clawed at trees in Romania.a fitting quote from Ian Fleming’s Dr No,’he disagreed with something that ate him’!

    1. Kevan ~ sorry for the confusion. That pic is our friend William from up in Alberta. Our trees here are about half and half evergreens and deciduous. We have what has been termed a Mediterranean climate with warm dry last half of the summers. So, the leaves begin to dry up. My trail is covered with crunchy leaves right now. We have occasional black bears and cougars here. They swim over to us and then back again. Felipé.

  2. Yes Alberta will have very cold winters but probably warm summers?in fact all of Canada seems to have very cold winters apart from the coastal section from Vancouver upwards.i was looking at a picture of Windmill Palms growing in Stanley Park Vancouver.these are pretty hardly and fairly common in England and their record,well recorded record,was -32c in Plovdiv, Bulgaria where a stand of Windmill Palms withstood these temperatures during a very harsh winter.thats more than double the -15c usually given in books as the minimum temperature the can endure.they have some up in Iceland even although it doesn’t actually get that cold up there in the coastal regions due to the Gulfstream having said that when I was there I do remember it snowing in October and freezing on the their little children are kitted out in small survival type suits!

    1. Kevan ~ there is Anna’s hummingbird that winters over in the Pacific Northwest (US). There is a large number of them in southern Vancouver Island. We have some here in Puget Sound also. Things adabt within limits, yes. Felipé.

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