The first eleven chapters have been written. Now, we only have the last chapter ahead of us, before we start a brand new year in a brand new decade. Let’s enjoy the last moments of 2019.
Yesterday, Kevin gave the girls a chore for today. He wanted to get the fallen leaves swept off the deck. Katelynn decided to make it a fun game to sweep and rake the leaves together into a big pile, so she could jump into it. And yep, even a 16-year-old can have fun in a big pile of Autumn leaves. After she was done and got many doggy kisses from Zoey, she tossed the leaves into our garden beds. Tomorrow, her and Sara have to do this chore all over again. In the meantime, it rained a lot more leaves from our Bradford trees this evening.
🍂 Happy Fall Break 2019! 🍂
The constant change of the temperatures brings more Autumn colors into North Texas. On a different note, the wind blows the leaves from the branches in no time. So, timing is everything for the next few days. If I miss the window, Autumn will be gone and the trees will be bare. Every day counts to make the Autumn feeling last just a little bit longer. This afternoon, I’ve also noticed that our Bradford Pear trees changed into their maroon/golden dresses. From one day to the other, they went from deep green into this beautiful red and a few splashes of golden-yellow. The wind makes them dance in my garden. Soon, we will have a nice blanket of Autumn in our backyard.
At the end of November, our Bradford Pear trees look so lovely with all the shades of red, orange, and gold. Their Autumn foliage reminds me of the colors of multi vitamin gummy bears. We have only a very short time of Autumn here in North Texas. Every little bit of color counts for us. And it is also the time, when it is not so hot and before the stronger cold fronts from the Arctic and Canada will come all the way south, again.
From our house we have only a clear sight to our water tower, if we walk all the way to the southwestern corner of our house or wait until the leaves drop from the two Bradford trees across the street. Unfortunately, the other neighbor’s tree has no leaves left anymore, due to the freezing night temperatures last week. A little bit of gold mixed with the reds looks very beautiful in the late Autumn weeks. But we enjoy every little bit of it.