Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Strange Wet Fall

Too much rain!  That's the complaint this fall.  We heard it from the farmers where we had a hay ride last night for the community picnic.  They lost almost all of their pumpkin harvest due to rain.  Other fall crops have suffered.  I see it around my yard in the spinach which is slow to grow because its too wet for the new seedlings to the moss and weird mushrooms.  Someone else on the hayride said they need to change the state flower to mold.

Where are the bright yellows and golds, the russets and reds?

This is the time of year to enjoy the colors of the trees but this year the leaves have come down fast.  Many leaves went right to brown after the heavy rains of September and with the heavy rains last week they have come down.  The woods are opening up fast with the loss of leaves.  It's a muted coloring to the fall.  So strange.