Tuesday, October 2, 2007
"Falling" into Autumn: Changes
The cool weather continues and no rain still. The pollen count is falling and we will get some relief in that regard. The leaves are beginning to show their colors, the garden continues to grow with the help of the garden hose. The animals frisk about in the fresh coolness, relieved of the overbearing heat.
Tis time to clean the kitchen thoroughly after the canning season. The husband knows to stay away from the kitchen at those times as everything is pulled out, vacuumed, scrubbed and shined. Wisely, he retreats to his workshop or to the local hardware store to visit his friends.
Another, unwelcome change is the season full of developers. Every year they come to our mountains and look for ways to make money by "improving" our small towns. Once they make their money they leave; in their wake are overburdened roads, overcrowded schools, overtaxed properties and overly strained infrastructures. Like locusts, developers care nought for the local impact. They only see opportunity to feed their wallets then move on to the next unsuspecting rural area. Let us pray for the coming of rain and the leaving of the developers.
That's me away then.