These were trying to change from green to red
Now our front yard looks like this.
I had a couple of short errands to run today. It was the first Saturday that we have had in awhile that there wasn't some sort of wedding related task to accomplish. It was nice to sleep in a bit and not be rushed to get a bunch of things done. The errands were not far from home, nor would they take a long time and I took the camera along in order to try and get a few pictures of the finally changing colors of the trees.
I needed to stop by a couple of stores and they were both in the same shopping center. But first I rode around a bit looking for a place to get a picture or two.
I needed to stop by Barnes and Noble. I had just finished a book on my Nook, my electronic book reader. I have only the Wi-Fi version of the Nook, and I can't connect at home, so I sometimes stop by other places to shop for a new book where my Nook can connect to the Barnes and Noble website. It's easy for me just to go to the store itself since it is not real far from home. I sometimes get a cup of coffee and find an easy chair to sit in while shopping for another book.
The sun was bright after the rainy weather we had the past couple of days. It was cool when I left the house on Max, so I dressed fairly warmly. Heavy liner in the jacket, light liner in the pants, an old sweatshirt underneath the jacket. With the sun beating down, I found I was overdressed a bit.
There were even some ducks on one of the ponds.
But for some reason I was more interested in the colors of the trees.
My other stop was at a store called Backwoods that sells camping and hiking clothing and equipment. I don't ever spend a lot of money there, but it is a fun store with lots of interesting merchandise. I do have some long underwear from there that I sometimes wear while riding on a real cold day.
When they get you on their list, you give them your birthday, and they give you a little present each year. My birthday is coming up and I got a postcard that week that I could turn in for my present. It's usually nothing real fancy, but nice all the same, and the quality of their merchandise is always good. I picked up the present and headed for home.
As I rounded the curve to my street, which has a lot of trees, I noticed that we have the reddest trees on the block. There are lots of leaves in the street too, so have to watch out for them.
Better keep an eye on that bag else it will disappear into a pile of red leaves. Pretty nice present it makes too, especially froma shop. Those Kansas down home folk really are nice.ReplyDelete
It's always nice to have a day with no pressing issues, sometime they seem few and far between.ReplyDelete
Pretty nice gift. We have a Backwoods not to terribly far from my work, I may have to visit them. I would gladly give up my birth date and email for a free duffel.
The store has grown a bit and has now invaded Oklahoma, and apparently Missouri as well. We Kansans like to spread around how nice we are. LOL
I enjoy the store very much. I don't have the desire or need for a lot of their products, but the store has lots of interesting stuff to look at. Check it out!
Up here we have few trees that turn red. In the interior of the province they only turn yellow. For red landscapes we have to go south into Washington state. Mostly our leaves just drop leaving tree skeletons. We have a few outfitters/outdoor shops but I don't think they give away free gifts, esp to non customers such as yourself (who only browse)
Our temps are getting lower. Frost is forecast for Saturday
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Our first frost looks like it will be tonight. I'll probably be riding to work in the 20's (-2-4C) tomorrow.
I am cheap, and I love free stuff. This free stuff is actually pretty good stuff. I can't wait to try it out some more.
Awesome photos. That is one thing we don't have in Texas - a colorful fall.ReplyDelete
I suspect our respective neighborhoods have a lot in common when it comes to fall foliage... But the colors seemed muted this year and they didn't all turn at the sme time. They went from green to red in about a week, a nary a tree has more than a few leaves on it these days.
Anything "free" is good and the duffle bag seems very nice. You should wander back to the store and buy something to justify their investment. Purchase a tube of Krazy Glue and sent it to Michael Beattie. He can glue his feet to the pegs and won't run over them on long rides.
Nice blog today.
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Jimbo: I am chuckling inside as I read Mr Jack's comment about Michael (above)
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