Our Neck of the Woods

The insect chorus begins anew.
Crickets and katydids entertain.
Signals of late August as I walk through
the gardens. The glorious colors of

leaves turning adds to the surrounding
beauty of Mother Nature. Our Montauk
daisies have blossomed once more and
are a sure sign that snow is not far off.

This turning of seasons is bittersweet for
we know that the long hard winter is
upon us as the Farmer’s Almanac
informs. We savor the sights and sounds

these early Fall days and make ready
for the impending next season. Lawn still
to be mowed. Garden to be harvested.  Bring
in the hoses. Cover the outdoor chairs.

Who would have it any other way?
Crockpots full of savory stews with
herbs from the garden. I, for one, love
my four seasons in Upstate New York.

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18 Responses to Our Neck of the Woods

  1. Beautiful, Mary Ann… Sharing and wishing you an awesome autumn, my friend! ❤ xo

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  2. Beautiful, Mary Ann… ❤ How blessed we are with the magic each season brings! Blessing and love. xo

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    When I look at your glorious summer-like photos, it is hard to believe that you have entered the fall season in your neck of the woods. Have a great weekend, Mary Ann!

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    • Peter – very astute of you to notice that it hardly appears like Fall here. The newspaper reported that the calendar may say so, but summer is not over with warm temperatures continuing. I will not complain. I know what comes next…Thank you for the lovely comment and enjoy your weekend as well. ^^__^^

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  4. Lovely — words and pictures. We are having cooler temps now, but the hummingbirds are still with us.

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  5. I let the hummingbird feeders dry up only once this summer.

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  6. Clare Pooley says:

    How lovely this post is, Mary Ann! Your photos of your flowers are so beautiful! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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