Autumn has arrived. You can see it in the fields—the pinto beans are either turning yellow or, as ours are, lying pulled and drying, waiting for the combine.
The land is glittering and bright…as we move closer and closer to winter the trees will turn colors announcing the move from warm into the silvered blanket of cold called winter.
The Canada Geese are back…in droves.
Very early —is this a sign of a hard winter to come?
The little hummingbirds’ numbers are thinning noticeably…I have gone from 2 gallons of sugar water a day to 1/2 gallon every other day.
I will miss these little jewels, but they must leave and hurry. For the air is thinning and cooling extremely noticeably now.
A large flock of Barn Swallows left our farm yesterday, but the little fledglings and their parents are still here. Until they are gone I’m holding onto the belief we still have small amounts of summer left. 🙂
Summer work still goes on. It isn’t time to stop watering the corn; the alfalfa fields must NOT go into winter dry.
Still, change is here, in how the air smells, how the sky feels, and how the earth looks.
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,