Bemused and Befuddled


Preoccupied, I meandered the gardens.

Whoa!  Watch my step!  Soundlessly, the

garden snake slithered from side to side.

Another surprise awaited in a flowerpot


and startled me.  A leopard minding its own

business and napping.  Lots of squirrels out

and about thrown off by the sudden cold. 

Remnants of half-eaten apples in the lawn


under the apple trees.  It’s a shame the

critters don’t clean up after themselves!

Messy eaters.  Uncouth manners!  Same

for the chipmunk who leaves a mess


on top of the gutter downspout.  Smiling,

I observe their activities and keep an eye out.

The rabbits hop on over to eat the apples

left behind by the squirrels.  Some late-


blooming flowers make a welcome

appearance.  Just buds now on the

Montauk daisies.  They are the last

ones to share beauty with us.  Early


snowfall this year?  The stores and the

neighborhood are already displaying

some decorations for Halloween.  In a

few weeks, the orange plastic pumpkin


will once more adorn the front porch.

Invigorating weather and season.  Soon

the colorful leaves will fall.  On cue:  cold

winds and rain arrive.  Happy Autumn!


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8 Responses to Bemused and Befuddled

  1. Wishing you A Happy Autumn, too! πŸŽƒπŸ‚ Cold winds, temp at 54…turkeys trotting the driveway and back field. Chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers filling up at the suet feeder. Perennial geraniums and marshmallow blooms and buds sparkle and sway along the walkway, happy for the recent rains. πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’š Have a blessed and beautiful weekend, Mary Ann! xo

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    • Bette, thank you so much for the enjoyable comment just chock full of your critters, flowers and weather. We had a wind chill of 41 with an air temp of 48 to start the day. I imagine we will still have a few warm days left before the frosts and snows arrive. Blessings to you and your beauty in Maine. πŸŽƒ πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’š

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  2. Happy autumn, indeed! I’m loving it. oxox

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  3. Emily says:

    Such a beautiful time of year full of change and love! Xoxo

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  4. Beautiful. Enjoy the season! xx

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