Autumn began more or less overnight exactly one week ago. We’ve had a week of wild, flaming, extraordinary color. But the festival is probably going to end tomorrow because we are expecting the first day of two heavy rain days. It’s very likely by Friday, the leaves will be gone. But not the pictures. There are a lot of them and they will be popping up for a while to come.
You know you’ve moved to the country when you hear a howling outside and suddenly, you realize it’s those coyotes … and the brave canine protector Duke has gone out to yell at them.
I don’t want Duke anywhere near the coyotes. They are big, strong, and entirely able to leap the fence if they feel like it. I made Duke very happy by locking him in the bedroom with his favorite person, Garry. And this after giving him treats for coming inside when called. Good BOY!