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.


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

A very good post dear heart! Some of our leaves are turning but it isn't until the end of october or so that they usually are at full glory. We are having lovely soft rain right now after some thunderstorms earlier. my allergies are surely ready for less pollen! Blessings!

PandaBean said...

We are currently going thru' the tail end of a swarm of developers. We had a big box store come into town, and then two more, and that caused a new strip mall to be built, then other businesses started to move south of town to be part of all this new development, and now there's yet another big box moving in. And all this one on little two lane road! (It does have a turning lane in the center.)

We also had some run-ins with downtown developers. They are an insidious sort! My mom can go on and on for hours about the havoc they wreaked upon our poor little town.

Praying God sends some of our rain to you. (We've been getting buckets recently.)

God Bless!

chestertonian said...

Very cool blog. Being banned in China is a high honor indeed, and I love that mustard seed quote from our Beloved German Shepherd. :-)

Coffee Catholic said...

I love fall! It's my favorite time of year. Here in Scotland they call fall "The back end" which is short for "The back end of the season." You should see the heather hills - every fall color you can imagine is out there bursting so beautifully!

deb said...

I wish that we lived closer to the mountains. The area of NC that we are in is dominated by pines, not broad leaves. Yes, we get some color but not as much as I would like. I am trying to talk my hubby into taking a road trip toward the mountains so that we can see some fall foliage.

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