Quiet Saturday


Can you believe it is August already? I took a quick hike today up to the Junco birds nest and the babies are gone, so I am hoping they made it.

Our weather today is nice and cool at 68 F with partly cloudy skies with on and off again rain. Since last Wednesday we have gotten 3.5 inches and are expected to get another inch by end of the day on Sunday, then the sunshine is back!


Enjoy your Saturday, be sure to laugh and smile today!

Check out my ice cream recipe post…


Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream!



Acorns, Hickory Nuts & Walnuts


Brrrrrrr……. The temperature this morning was 28 degrees and the wind was howling all night. It won’t be long and we will need the wool blankets and hot chocolate! The Autumn Colors are later thas year than normal.

mountain view trees with green colors

View from our deck

This picture was taken today, Saturday, October 26th from our deck. As you can see not much change in the leaves just yet but I can tell you the leaves have started falling. With the cold nights that are forecast the leaves will be at peak in about two weeks. I am hoping for the beautiful rich colors of autumn, shades of yellow, red, and orange.

red oak acorns

Red Oak Tree Acorns

Acorns, hickory nuts and walnuts are falling, the squirrels and turkey are feasting on all the acorns and hickory nuts.

hickory tree nuts

Hickory Tree Nuts

Looks like the squirrels have been eating the hickory nuts, the green one has squirrel teeth marks.

walnuts on ground

Black Walnuts

The Black Walnuts are starting to fall and the hulls are turning black. It’s almost time to start gathering up the walnuts!

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