Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday Salon

It's Fall! My favorite time of year and Columbus Day Weekend is the traditional leaf-peeping weekend here in the northeast. We could not have asked for a nicer day today, in the mid sixties and sunny with clear blue skies. Perfect.

So, while I am smack in the middle of Joseph Teller's courtroom drama, The Tenth Case (which I am liking very much, by the way) we took a two hour walk in the woods to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

We saw lots of wildlife! A bunch of chickadees and chipmunks, two blue jays, a beaver who slapped his tail at us, a gray squirrel, Canada geese and, best of all, some teensy little frogs who were about the size of my thumb nail. They were tan with mottled brown spots and were almost completely camouflaged by the fallen leaves.

All in all, a fantastic day. I took this picture so you can see the colors. We might go on another walk tomorrow, it is supposed to be another lovely autumn day. Well, since it is dark now, back to reading!


Anonymous said...

The leaves are just starting to turn here in South Carolina.

Michele said...

The leaves are very pretty! It was hot here today - about 83 and very sunny! Not much for looking at the leaves. LOL

Anonymous said...

I'm not nearly in the middle of The Tenth Case, but I'm reading and enjoying it, too. :) I just noticed the leaves changing today while I was helping my oldest collect acorns for kindergarten tomorrow. Just beautiful. Now if it will only cool down a little.

The Tome Traveller said...

There were TONS of acorns! We must have a squirrel shortage or else the laziest squirrels ever. They should be socking them away, it is supposed to be a snowy winter!

Amy said...

What beautiful leaves! I'm jealous! I enjoyed the Tenth Case too...still need to write review for that one.

Ladytink_534 said...

Very pretty!!! I miss the changing colors b/c it's almost December before they start changing down here :(

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