So, it's September. In some places, September means fall and I guess that's sort of true here in Nova Scotia. There are a few leaves turning colour but not a lot yet. Just little patches of red and yellow, here and there. The trees will be much more colourful in a few weeks, I should think.
The days are still warm but nice and breezy. In fact, I was lying out in the sun yesterday, and it was down right hot! Of course, I was below the level of the breezes. When I lie down, I'm only a few inches high, you know.
The nights are cool now but not quite chilly yet and we haven't had any frost. Whenever there is impending frost, that ol' peep of mine starts frantically bringing in all the tender plants like the fuchsias and whatnot. I haven't seen her running around like a crazy person yet so I don't think we're due for frost for a bit. Thank goodness for that! My peep does crazy, really really well, you know. Hehehe...
My garden is slowing way down but the one plant that's blooming like mad is the goldenrod. Some people think of it as a weed but really, here in Canada, it's a wild flower. Here in my garden, it's a garden flower. I like it. So does the peep. She actually grows the stuff on purpose. Yeah, it's that nice. The bees like it a lot, too. And the peep likes to plant stuff for those bees, you know. Trying to be environmentally friendly and all that stuff. There's nothing much prettier than bright goldenrod in full bloom against a blue sky with a smattering of fluffy white clouds. Those people who don't appreciate the beauty of the goldenrod probably have never gazed at it from my vantage point. You see, being low down to the ground as we cats are, I can easily gaze up at the goldenrod and the blue sky is automatically in the background. Very nice, I think. Peeps are just too big and tall to be able to fully appreciate the beauty of this plant.
The turquoise berries are just starting to turn colour. They're awfully pretty when they do. And so are the birds who come to dine upon them. The vines are bigger and taller this year and there are lots and lots of berries. I'm in for excellent Bird TV, for sure. One channel will broadcast the antics at the turquoise berry vines and another will be, live, at the Russian olive. It's absolutely loaded with bright red berries. What great TV will be available in the next few weeks.
And then there are the acorns. They're everywhere! Quite literally... they're all over the driveway and everything. They've been falling for a few weeks now and when they hit the pavement, they bounce right back up into the air. They bounce so high, in fact, that I was able to enjoy some particularly entertaining entertainment the other day.
I was lazing about on the driveway, enjoying the warmth of the sun on my back and the radiant heat from the driveway on my tummy, when there was a particularly strong gust of wind. All of a sudden, there was a rustling of leaves and a noisy commotion from above and then... a whole whack of acorns came tumbling down to the earth. The peep was out and about and... yup... you guessed it. Conked right on the old noggin by an acorn. It was pretty funny. Of course, I wouldn't have enjoyed being conked on the head myself but then, I know better than to hang out underneath an oak tree when it's dropping its acorns. Silly peep. Doesn't she know about the laws of gravity and whatnot?
Hmmm... you know.... Acorns fall from the trees in the fall. They fall in the fall. Hmmm.... I wonder... Another one of these rampantly occurring cowinkeydinks of which I wrote in my last post? Or, do you think that's why we call it the fall? 'Cause that's when stuff falls. Could be, you know. I must investigate this further, I do believe. Yes, it definitely warrants further investigation. And who better to do an investigation than I, Nerissa the cat, investigative reporter. Hmmm... I'll get back to you on this one.
And speaking of newsworthy investigations... Just you wait for my upcoming blog post on how Blogger was being such a booger this morning with my spacing and alignment and whatnot. Just look at that big old space at the top of this post! Totally unacceptable. And that was after I removed all the pictures, re-typed most of my post and then put the pictures back in again. Good thing I can type speedily using all my claws. I'm gonna blog about this unacceptable behaviour, for sure!!!