Saturday, October 22, 2011

Scenes of Autumn

Autumn is in full force here now. Lovely colours and lots of leaves on the ground. The weather has been quite nice so I've gotten a lot done outside. Garden ornaments put away along with planters. I've cut back about two thirds of the perennials (a massive job really). It saves me work in the spring but unfortunately I couldn't finish the job as I hurt my hip badly and had to quit for this year.

I was disappointed in the amount of bees, butterflies and dragonflies along with other insects in the garden this year. We did have a dreadful summer (if one can call it summer at all) and I suspect this had an effect on these creatures.

I'll be going into the city for a few days tomorrow. I'll spend some time with my parents and also my daughter. Probably do some shopping as well. Our friends from Nova Scotia have been here and gone. I expect that will be the last of the visitors for this year with the exception of family of course.

So, on to a few pictures.

I love the look of these berries on the bitter sweet this time of year.

We've had an unfixed male cat hanging around off and on lately. Little Freya, who has been fixed, was staying outside a lot longer than normal. At one point, checking on her, there she was sitting pretty, staring at this handsome male. I think she's smitten.

The male.

Malachi looking quite fierce. He's really a sweetie.

On our way to do some shopping this morning, I took these pictures.

A few ducks.


Pete said...

you live in a lovely place!

Tricia said...

Amazing scenery......and lovely wonderful to live where you do OC

Cicero Sings said...

My older widow friend visited your isle this fall and had a GREAT time. I'm glad she did!

We sure didn't have much of a summer either and few pollinators as well!

Victoria said...

Oh, it's so beautiful where you live, lovely photos.

I'm so sorry to hear that you hurt your hip, I hope it mends soon!

No wonder little Freya is smitten, the male cat is quite handsome. I sure hope he has a home. I imagine it must be terribly hard for feral cats to make it through the winters there.
Have a good time in the city!

Alison said...

The Rock sure looks beautiful in the Autumn. I've been told that some males (cats that is...who knows, maybe humans too LOL!) aren't put off by the fact the female is spayed.

I'm sorry to hear you've been umwell. Is the hip something that will heal properly?

oldcrow61 said...

Pete and Tricia, yes, it is a beautiful place.

Cicero, sounds like your summer was much like ours. Lets hope that next year things will be different. Happy to hear that your friend enjoyed herself here.

Victoria, I found out that the male cat does have a home. Himself was, at one point, talking about getting him fixed and giving him a home.

Ali, the "Rock" is lovely this time of year. The old hip is on the mend and will stay that way unless I'm foolish enough to start doing stuff in the garden again. lol