Open Thread - Saturday, September 22, 2018
I just happened to notice that there was no open thread today, so here is an emergency Open Thread sans any header or frills.
It is supposed to be fall, but we were still getting highs in the low to mid eighties here in the lower elevations of the Appalachian Mountains. The days start off fairly cool in the early morning when I go for a 4-5 mile walk with my walking partner. However, the sun is coming up later and later and I may have to move my leave time back in the next week so as not to have to leave in the dark.
Many of the trees have already dropped their leaves, primarily the cherry trees which are the first to leaf out and the first to drop their leaves. But other trees are also dropping leaves. It will be another four weeks before we hit prime leaf peeping season which brings lots of tourists to this area.
Meanwhile, the hummingbirds have been hitting the feeder like crazy as they are making their way back south. Most of the birds I am seeing now are females who always migrate later than the males in both directions.
Today was a real treat as a juvenile male rose breasted grosbeak came to my seed feeder. The only time I see these beautiful birds is during migration and it is always a thrill when they come to my feeder.
That is what is going on here in my world.
What is on your mind today?