Friday, September 24, 2010
I can't believe it's fall already! Where has this year gone?
I live in the semi-arid desert region of eastern Washington state. Our climate is typically pretty dry, but it's been raining off and on for the past week. In fact, we've had more rain this year than usual and we have actually found slugs in our yard the last couple days. That's very odd and something I've never seen before. I have no idea where they came from, but there they are. Good grief!
We don't have many trees in our area, except for those we plant ... like the autumn blaze maple we put in our yard two years ago (the picture above is what the leaves look like in the fall). Most of the trees in our town turn yellow, so I wanted one that offered some red color to our yard and this was a great choice.
Autumn means lots of things to different people. For me, it's colder days and frosty nights, Halloween and Thanksgiving.
It also means more time to read, especially since it's usually too chilly to be outside. And with the extra rain lately, I certainly plan to stay indoors!
So, I hope to get caught up on my reading, which means more reviews here at Reading Frenzy. Plus, there are some blog tours I'll be taking part in, so that should be fun! I'll be looking forward to your comments.