Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Autumn Tease

 We have had a string of cooler days and very nice nights but it looks like 90s and 60s again this week. It’s hard to go back after getting the taste of fall!

The big excitement this weekend was a small gang of elk appearing on Red Oak Wander, making their way to Sweet Bay Bald, and ending up on the Stillwater lawn. After numerous visits to Oconaluftee Visitor’s Center over the years to see and photograph elk, they’ve come to visit us! 

A few mowing chores were done this weekend, some barn and grooming fun, and generally continuing to relax while everyone here with Covid recuperates fully. I have not tested positive thus far and will retest tomorrow or Wednesday. 

I had some time in the potager too, and took a quick snapshot of the African basil, which has totally taken over. It’s flavor is more intense than sweet basil, so I rarely use it for cooking, but the bees LOVE its flowers and so this is for them. ;)


Grey Horse Matters said...

Sorry to hear about everyone having Covid. Hope they’re feeling better and you keep testing negative. My 13 yr. Old granddaughter just got over it. She caught it at school.

The elk are pretty I’m sure. We’ve just seen our first group of turkeys for this season.

billie said...

When we get actual photos that we’ve taken of them, I’ll share. The cam photos are good but not anything special! Except to us, of course. :)