Friday, October 9, 2009

Season's End: Farewell to the Pond

Welllllll it's that time again... autumn in New England -- one last burst of colorful turbo energy flying around the pond. Every year about this time the humomm and dad go around and put everything away so the pond can take a rest for the winter. The boats come out of the water ------>

We don't quite understand why...we just know that it's too cold to swim and the pipes need to not have water in them.
and the dock needs to come out of the water too and take a nap until spring.
Oh yes and let's not forget the trees -- they get all warm and colorful -- and lose their leaves.

all over the flower gardens. The humomm says it's a colorful quilt of leaves, so the flowers can snooze until spring. We'll be back to see them.....bye lake, bye flowers....bye paddle boat.
Heavy sigh..........

On our way home we stopped at a farm stand and the humomm was all excited to see that they had swan gourds..... very strange gourds that have longy necks and a head like a swan. Of course they also had pumpkins (my favorite pie) so we got to pick some and bring them to our house.

We just thought everyone would like to see all the swan gourds tackling the pumpkins!


OH NO.... I've gotta get home and find all of my Wilsons. I don't want the leaves to cover them all up -- I need to find them before the snows come -- they'll be soooooo very cold. More to come on the search......and also more on where are all the Wilsons.

So HAPPY AUTUMN/FALL to all our buddies. If you don't have orange and red trees at your house take a ride up to the mountains. This will be one very colorful weekend up this way.

theBUSTER, reporting to you from the North Country..... soon to be under snow!

P.S. this little May flower is sooooo confused!! Check out the red leaf sitting next to it. I told it bye bye....see you in the spring!


Noah the Airedale said...

D says it must be gorgeous in New England at this time of the year. She loves to see the leaves change colour. It happens here where we live but most places in Australia are too warm for the leaves to turn orange & red. Guess we're pretty lucky to live in a colder part of the country.
It's Spring here but crikey it's still quite cold. We wont complain though, we know too well what summer brings to Australia.
Hope you find all your wilsons matie.

Noah x

Sue said...

The lake looks so beautiful. Our trees are just beginning to change, but our nights are getting cold. We need to locate our glowballs and bring them in. We'll do it tonight when they're glowing in the dark.

Clive said...

We love those autumn colours! Really beautiful - autumn is our favourite time of the year.

Those green gourds are fantastic too - great shapes!

take care

TwoSpecialWires said...

What a beautiful post. We almost feel as if we were there. We wish we were!

Love ya lots,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Maggie and Mitch said...

What awesome autumn pictures! We are just loving your post today, Buster!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch