Almost Fall

Harvestsm

Some of the saved beauties.

Monday is the first day of Fall and I can’t wait! It is very hot and humid here today, so I am looking forward to the monsoon leaving and temps. beginning to cool. Despite the gross atmosphere, we had to go out and pick pomegranates today. Ripe pomegranates are another sure sign of fall. When Mr. LOTBB looked out the window and saw our friendly neighborhood Mockingbird out there pecking away at the pomegranates, he insisted we go out and pick them right away. Can’t we wait until it cools down a bit, I pleaded? It was about 3 pm., the hottest and stickiest part of the day, but there was no stopping him. The pomegranates must be saved! And they were.

The humidity brings out a lot of bugs. Along with the pesky ones, the beneficials come out too. This guy was a little taken aback when I started getting in his face with my camera!

How DO You Do?

How DO You Do?

Finally, I saw this oh-so-cute little bundle doing his best to hide behind a bucket. I hope he is okay and that his mother is not far away. He was such a little thing and so sweet. I was afraid of scaring him away, but I managed to get a few shots and then left him in peace.

Can you see me?

Can you see me?

Hidingsm

Bunnysm

First Day of Fall

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No, this is not the official first day of fall, but it is by my yardstick. We had the windows open all day today! It was a lovely, cooler, windy day. There were clouds this morning, but now the sky is totally AZ clear. The pomegranates are getting very close to pickable!

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Some of the juniper berries are turning blue and I’m seeing a lot more birds around. The Phainopeplas are back in force (one of my favs.) Goodbye summer…don’t hurry back!