Posts Tagged ‘autumn’

Our opening weekend destination.

Our opening weekend destination.

Pretending to be attentive to my company, I had a hard time keeping my eyes off the single, fluttering yellow leaf as it drifted to the ground. It was the first of millions, but at least to my eye it was a sign.

I wore a jacket for the first time this morning. Then Manny’s exhalations created clouds in the brisk morning air. And the ground exhaled too, showing moisture in the sandy soil for the first time since March. Buddy smiled as he raced through the sage – at least it looked like a smile to me. And both dogs ran with a verve fueled by the bracing air.

I’m ready. Are you?

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See you there, Saturday.

Yep, there are plenty of earlier seasons even here. But the real deal starts Saturday with chukar and quail opening on the high desert. And finally, it felt like it.

The grass crunched underfoot as I walked the back yard this morning. Frozen stiff.

I noticed the aspen leaves were now golden.

Icicles hung from the trees, the aftermath of a late-night watering and freezing temperatures.

And I had to wear a jacket while running the dogs this morning.

If those don’t scream “fall,” I don’t know what does. Oh yes I do: the whir of wings.

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