Friday, October 14, 2011

Signs of the Season

The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand. ~Frederick L. Knowles

Living in a desert environment, there aren't many physical signs to signal that Fall has arrived.

But since I started blogging and taking pictures of everything around me, I have noticed that at this time of year, the moon is still very visible in the early morning sky.

While the Autumn season is normally associated with leaves changing colors and a period of harvest, the cooler temperatures here allow for the planting season to begin.

Jingles can enjoy more outdoor time.

In fact, we quite often have to drag her back inside from her comfy cozy flower pot.

Our bedroom balcony doesn't get the morning sun, so with temperatures in the low 70's it seems that these little doves were feeling the chill.

This guy was so cute all fluffed up as the wind blew a cooler breeze than what we are used to.

Afternoon temperatures are still in the 90's and we will be back up to 100 again tomorrow.

But mornings and evenings are feeling much cooler. Weather is changing and that's a good thing. Wishing you a fabulous Friday in your corner of the world. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy


Angela Richardson said...

Hi Tammy.
Jingles looks so happy in the flowerpot. Lovely to see the flowers blooming again. 70 is positively tropical here in England, our morning temp today is 48 and we think it's mild.
Have a fun and cool day,
Hugs, Angela.

Garter Mademoiselle said...

Send some of that lovely warm weather my way and I will trade you some of our chilly dampness. Each morning I now wake up to chilly and moisture rising up from the ground. Reminds me of little Indian teepees with the smoke coming out the top! :-) I have not been around to visit for a while, some times life itself just gets in the way of things. :-D I hope all is well in your corner of the world. Jingles and Cody would look lovely together in a photo, he often sleeps like that, even as big as he is.
hugs, Debby

Teresa said...

We're somewhere in between over here, in Portugal. It's so unusually hot (33ºC / 91ºF yesterday and the same expected for the next few days) that apparently fire season has started, as it was a long cooler summer with no rain. Next week we expect a 20º drop to about 70. That's more like it for this season...the cooler weather is nicer...
Jingles looks happier with the cool too, with all that furr it must feel nicer for him!
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Friday to you too Tammy!
Fall in your neck of the woods is very different than Fall here in New England! I am glad you will get to see Fall colors too through flowers!

Sharon said...

After I started blogging and taking pictures, I too, noticed things that I hadn't paid attention to before. It's a bit like being re-educated.

Glad you are getting some cooler mornings and evenings and can enjoy the outside more. What kinds of plantings do they do where you are?

glor said...

Joining you in a fabulous Friday. Blessings!

Catherine said...

The moon really is beautiful this time of year isn't it? The Harvest Moon! Love it that Jingles still gets to frolic outside. She looks like she is having fun!

Have a terrific Friday Tammy!
xo Catherine

Linda said...

It's interesting to read about your world. So different than here, where cooler temps are settling in again and that means lows in the upper 30s and highs in the 60s. :)

Funny you mention the moon in the morning light - I was just taking photos of it this morning here at work because it's still clearly visible in the cool, clear morning sky.

Happy Friday. Hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Melissa said...

Hope your weekend is going good. Unfortunately, the humidity doesn't help. I really wanted to sit beach side by the Hilton this morning with Muny and Lillian. Glad to see your internet is up. I didn't have it the other day and its been slow also, so have been avoiding it all together. When its like that, I just don't want to look at my!
Your new look is so warm and cozy and just makes me want to curl up on the couch and be a potato.
I am envisioning you baking something with pumpkin and cinnamon as I write this. Have a wonderful day.

Love and warm friendship hugs,

Pearlin J said...

First of all love your header!Isn't it nice the weather is cooling down?! I did go to one meeting in the morning .they have quite a few things planned out for demo and such and I'm really excited .Hope I'll be able to go regularly.
Have a great weekend Tammy

Becky said...

Oh the Doves are so precious.I love doves.Jingles always looks so happy,you should call her habibi or something

Have a lovely weekend Tammy.Oh by the way I love this banner and background too

Caterina Giglio said...

so glad the temps are cooler and your kitty looks so very content... xo

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Your kitty and the birds look so happy to have cooler weather. Having a heat wave here at 101 yesterday, but like you the evenings and mornings are wonderful. It's interesting that seeing the moon in the morning is a sign of fall there, because I saw the moon the last couple of mornings here. Thanks for stopping by to visit me and hope you have a great cool weekend.

Ana said...

Hi Tammy,
We have had the most beautiful red/orange moon the past couple of days but I cannot seem to get a good picture of it...I love yours, it came out perfect. How did you do that? :-) Anyway, it's been on the warm side here these past few days but I can feel the cooler weather coming soon. Mornings and nights are quite chilly. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. It is alwasy so nice to hear from you my friend. Wishing you a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Sherry said...

I love the picture in your header. It is nice that the temperatures are cooler and your sweet cat can spend more time outside. We are experiencing cooler mornings and evenings, much more fog too! It is always nice to visit with you. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

Sounds like 'better' days for all of you, including Jingles! So glad to read that nature is now mild enough for some blooms to flourish.
Love to you and hope you enjoyed your free Friday.


Celestial Charms said...

Hi Tammy,
Your Jingles seems to always be in a great mood! My kind of kitty. :)
Cooler evenings are our first sign of Autumn, too. Beautiful photographs.

Hearts Turned said...

Beautiful photos, Tammy! So glad your weather is starting to cool down...we're just hitting our two-week heat-up period...happens ever October. And we're just not used to the heat here! Oh, well...!

Hope your weekend is just lovely, dear friend!


Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

Jingles knows how to relax, love your pictures and post. We are having a nice mild day weather wise here, in fact it has been like this all month. I am still preparing my knitting projects for the cold days ahead though.
You have a lovely Friday to.
best wishes Julie.C

summersundays-jw said...

When I stood in my west-facing window this morning making coffee, the moon was so bright lookin' back at me. This is the best time of year in Mo. -- cool mornings & 70 degrees in the afternoon. Had to turn heat on this morning. But we know what's coming. Have a great weekend. Jan

Rose M. Rodriguez said...

Hi Tammy, Note that for this corner of the world you're feeling different situations with the weather and temperatures. Here where I live all the year the temperature is the same, sometimes it felt a little cold at Christmas, then the time is translated as an eternal summer. I like the looks of the moon, inaccuracies! and flowers reminded me of my grandmother who had planted the front of his home in boxes. Hugs Tammy. Rose M.

Diane said...

Pretty new blog look Tammy. I'm really glad you're getting a little more livable temperatures. Everything feels better, I'm sure. Diane

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Love your pictures especially of Jingles.
We too are still reaching the low 90's here in Texas but cooler mornings are wonderful
Just wanted to come by and say hello and check on you dear friend

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Tammy,
It doesn't look like fall in New Orleans either! lol I love the palm trees in that picture and your blog header is gorgeous. And your kitty is precious!

Thank you so much for your sweet comment...It meant so much to me.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Jingles is definately enjoying autumn! Our autumn has been unseasonably warm for the most part but it's beginning to turn :) Enjoy your weekend!

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Jingles is a very content cat in his flower pot!

We are cooling down now too! Love fall weather!

Wishing you a great weekend. said...

Thanks for sharing. I so love seeing the change of seasons all over the world and how each is so unique.
Love the dove.

Unknown said...

Beautiful photos - and Jingles looks like he has a new lease on life!

Anything to report about your stray kitty on the landing? Just wondering .....

Serena Lewis said...

Jingles certainly loves that plant cute!

The cooler weather will be a nice change from the dreadful heat you've been dealing with, Tammy.

Have a lovely week,
Serena xo

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