Everywhere we look, there are preparations.
Trees, flowers, and shrubs have made way for
dormancy. Leaves have fallen. Bare branches.
Still some warm days to balance cooler nights.
Last week I observed a rotund squirrel with
a mouthful of large red apple. Balanced on
outer branches and overestimating its
ability to the point of nearly falling.
Clever little fellow left the large fruit perched
on the outer limb. At some point it was retrieved.
Glad for a warmer spell when I can leave the
jacket behind. The young high school student
who has been mowing the lawn is now on
crutches, unable to mow. Yet, we arrived home
yesterday to a mowed lawn. Someone will
ring the doorbell to collect payment. Baffled.
Our expectant daughter had a baby shower
recently. Creative decorations were
evident in the photos she sent. Grandchild
number one is a big event. We await our
bundle of joy. Preparations for the baby’s
room have been an ongoing project. As it
nears completion, the baby will decide when
to make an appearance. Keep preparing!