The Kiss of Fall Envelops Boomer Lake
Experience It For Yourself!
There have been a couple of crisp early mornings that have greeted me on the lake. The fresh, cold smell of fall keeps me longing for Hallowe’en and hayrides. No matter where one happens to be located when the weather calendar turns to autumn, it is a delightful time of year. The leaves change color and the migrant summer birds begin leaving. Those from the north pass through, and some manage to stay a couple of weeks to rest and regenerate themselves, before they make flights, some of them going thousands of miles to get to their destinations.
The Power of Suggestion
This is a time that we might all want to prepare for winter and reflect upon the year. There are still potatoes to harvest, hard apples to pick, and pumpkins to gather for those wonderful pies. Many kitchens will smell like those familiar and wonderful spices that are used in those seasonal apple ciders, especially for those of you that are fortunate enough to own cider presses. I can smell the applesauce already...
The Eyes Have It
Today, I wandered about much of Boomer Lake, a good 2 ½ miles to see those familiar sights of the season. Naturally, I had my camera in hand, and wanted to share this beautiful time of year with all of you. You can see what my own eyes saw, and perhaps for those of you that are getting to know me, you can almost feel and experience the awesome sense of wonder that I get when I am outside.
Fall Begets Winter, and Then Spring Again...
Some of these beautiful plants and flowers have made it through their seasons. In my eyes, they still hold their own beauty in no matter what stage of life that they are in. Even if they have passed, there are still memories of them to hold onto, and we can look forward to the breath of life pulsing forth in the spring to host new flora.
A Time of Temporary R & R
These older plants still hold nooks and crannies for small animals to hide in, as well as sleep for the night where they get a new lease on life for the following day. Fall is a time of temporary rest. It is still a wonderful time to behold, especially here on Boomer Lake where life continues during all seasons of the year.
Look Forward to the Colder Months
I will still be out and about searching for birds during the winter. If we are lucky enough to have a snowfall, I will try to get photos of birds, animals, and scenery. Winter will host gorgeous ice formations that will be spectacular in sunlight, so there is much to look forward to discovering.
Present and Future
Life has been a great discovery on Boomer Lake throughout the year, and it will continue through 2013. The beauty of it is that for all of you that read these articles, you will be right there beside me when those discoveries are published. I want you to get the same sense of the present that I do when I snap the photos, and remember that I do it for all of us. Thanks for letting me share these great memories with you, as well as the enjoyment that it brings.
Enjoy this time of year, for it will be another full year for it to happen again. Make lasting and beautiful memories, share with friends and family, and spread love and happiness wherever you venture.