It seems like the autumn color has been slow returning this year or maybe because I have been ill the last seven months shut indoors I lost track. We just ended having an Indian Summer of sorts temperature-wise. Just the same, it’s arrived here in Exeter New Hampshire and while coming home from an appointment I managed some phone snaps. Bless my husband for being the patient soul he is and making it possible for me to see my most adored season!
The Canada Geese have been migrating in large flocks overhead from to the south this the last few weeks. Though I know they fly in daylight, in our years in southern New Hampshire we rarely see the migration occuring except when they stop to congregate on the Swasey River banks for a few hours rest before continuing on their journey. Because the river is close to adjoining properties inhabited by homes many people will feed the birds though it is discouraged. Some of these birds will make no bones walking right up to photographers they attract demanding a bite to eat. We often hear the calls of the flocks overhead flying well after midnight into the early dawn hours under cover of darkness, especially on bright moonlit evenings.
It’s a sleepy small town Autumn morning. Chilly enough there are no crickets chirping yet not cold enough for snow thank goodness. Walking the dog this time of year early is always refreshing more so than summer. The bite in the air is just enough to force you to walk a bit harder to generate body warmth and running enthusiasts in the area come out in larger numbers before starting their day. Perhaps just enjoying what’s left of the season while we have it. Either way this is a wonderful time of year. Another season of change and new adventures.