Posts Tagged ‘Autumn’


What did I see this weekend?

October 28, 2019

We went to the apple orchard, but there was so much more . . .

So many Apple Fritters

Pies, dumplings . . .

and donuts, and, and, and . . .


What am I noting today?

September 22, 2016


Today is the autumnal equinox in my neck of the woods.

This little gif is on Google’s search page today.

However, if you are in New Zealand – happy spring!


What am I catching?

September 30, 2014

red leaf

Today is Catch Your 12 Leaves Day

The tradition (my tradition, anyway) is to try to catch 12 leaves before they reach the ground.  This will give you good luck in the coming 12 months.

But it is not as easy as it sounds.

It helps to find a big tree with a lot of big leaves that are just ready to let go.  It also helps if it is a windy day.  It helps most of all if you are really agile!

Here’s a map of peak leaf peeper times.





What am I noting on tattoo Tuesday?

September 23, 2014

equinoxesInfographic from Live Science


According to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time – or sort of Greenwich Mean Time – also Zulu Time), summer ended and autumn began at 2:29.  That would make it 22:29 EDT on Monday, September 22, where I reside. (Why UTC and not UCT or CUT?)

Approximating Earth’s orbit around the sun to be an ellipse with semimajor axis of 1 au and eccentricity of 0.0167, the distance Earth travels in one year is 940 million kilometers (584 million miles).  The average speed of the Earth around the sun is 18.5 miles/second. – ref: Wikipedia

And the tattoo:

autumn leaf tattoo


What is that between my toes?

October 2, 2013

Sand between my toes because this weekend, on a warm, late September day, we went to the beach! (This is unusual for Ohio.)




We bought apples . . .



And witnessed the March of the Pumpkins.



Who is looking back at me?

October 21, 2012

Scenes from a walk in the park – on the boardwalk over the marshy area.

I have to find out what these berries are.

And this impressive fungus.

Autumn color from maple leaves.

This mushroom was hidden in . . .

This hollow tree trunk

Self-portrait in the water

Some late bloomers

Here is the deer looking back at us.

It looks like a 10-point buck.  He was not at all skittish.