The temperature swings wildly in Iowa. The wind blows. A lot. I don’t think I like wind. I like watching its effects from inside my warm house, with a fire in the stove. But ever since I took up residence in this state in the fall of 1999, I have had trouble adjusting to the wind. It is blowing blowing blowing today. The warm days of mid-week (from which these photos originated) are gone. Hard freeze tonight. And June has croup. Spent much of last night in the cold night air, in that wind, coaxing her to breathe deeply. Halloween will have to be improvised.
The switch from Autumn to Winter is not my favorite time of year. I do love snow, especially a nice cross-country ski snow…but the warm leaves of October are such a good friend, I hate to bid farewell. My husband has successfully repaired his very very VERY old, homemade wood splitter & I’ve been watching him quickly fill the wood stacks this week. Feederwatch starts next week. And I readily admit the wind sure does move my big bluestem in a rhythmic, comforting way just beyond the front windows.
November is looking better already.