Sunday, September 23, 2007

Slow Walk

It was a slow news day here in Empire, Alabama. I thought it was going to rain this morning because the sky was dark with clouds but I don't think it even drizzled.
After we drank our morning coffee we did a slow walk down the walking path. It's beginning to come alive with the first rush of autumn color. The golden rods are blooming along with wild yellow daisies. We saw staghorn sumac which is turning crimson and next to that was a stand of poke berries, the juice of which is the color of blood when you squish them.
The lack of rain may cause the foliage to turn brown prematurely this year, but I hope that's not the case. Only time will tell.
We heard bluejays and and found some jay feathers, but we didn't see any. The jay call sounds almost like a table saw to me. They are beautiful birds. The humming birds are in a feeding frenzy and they will most likely head out in a week or so to warmer climes. I hate to see them go because they are such a joy to watch.
Hope you all have a great week.

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