It was a beautiful day yesterday, despite the wind. The birds were really active – there were geese flying in every direction – they never seem to just “head South for the Winter.” They head South, then North, a few are flying West – are they confused? Are they searching for the same layover spot from last year? There were also several flocks of sparrows, red-tailed hawk, and the turkey vultures were circling overhead all day, riding the currents – they looked like they were playing, and I never did see them land to feed on anything.
It was predicted that we would get a frost overnight, and we did – all that wind moved in some really cold air. So pre-frost, I went up to our friend’s house in the afternoon to pick from their garden. A big thank you to Tom & Mia for inviting me into your garden – we now have veggies for the rest of the week.
So that was yesterday, and today, when we got back from our Morning Walk, I was taking note of these bushes that we planted outback. They seemed so big to me all of the sudden – I’m sure it’s from all the rain this year. We bought those bushes four years ago through the Arbor Day Foundation or the DEC or the Washington County something or other – regardless of who it was through, it was all about planting some trees. So we purchased a bunch – six bushes to go down by the stream for “soil stabilization,” a catalpa, a couple of dogwoods…
Long story short, the day arrived to pick up our trees so we cleared out the bed of the truck… and Scott returned home with a baggy full of twigs and we had a good laugh because we had wondered “god, I hope that’s enough room to cart home all of our new trees?!!!” A couple of the trees died within a year, but the bushes out back are over 6′ tall and the Catalpa is at least 15′ tall… and in only four years!