I spent the afternoon poking amongst the fallen leaves in the garden, trimming, weeding, digging & marvelling at the sights that autumn brings. Here’s what I saw:
The first surprise was this adorable little visitor hanging upside down from one of the bushes. He would not be disturbed, and slept soundly through all of our thrashing & weeding. A cute little brown bat my husband named ‘PeeWee’.
We’re fortunate in that our neighborhood in Brooklyn is rather quiet. The highways are far enough away so that smog & noise are minimal. We’re seranaded by crickets in summer, rustling leaves in fall, crows in winter & sparrows in spring. Even so, this is part of NYC & it’s hardly pastoral enough to expect to see bats in the yard. This was a rare treat.
The rest of what I wanted to share is rather self explanatory: the glorious colors of autumnal decay.
I hope you’re enjoying a peaceful autumn in your neck of the woods.