Stepping to the top step of the porch to let Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle out to do her backyard morning thing, I couldn’t help but look right and left to check out autumn’s progress in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood.
The empty lot to the right has a brightly yellowed tree hiding out on the back line, with a hint of orange trying to make a statement, too. Many of the leaves have already fallen to the grass.
Off to Good Neighbor Tim’s left side, his white birch hugging his house has gone yellow-toward-brown.
Off past his workshop, though, a tree in the backyard on the next street is making a much more colorful statement. I’d even declare red winning the battle to be the primary color.
Straight back in our butterfly garden, meanwhile, a daisy plant refuses to give up its rightful place in the seasonal sun, still pushing out white blossoms.
That earns a mid-October hurrah in Central New York amid the changing leaves.
What percentage turned-to-autumn do you think it is in your part of our world? Go to one of your doors, look left and right, and what do you see? Do you consider yourself the type that goes through life looking straight ahead, or meandering sideways sometimes, and wouldn’t you love to share a story about going the opposite way than usual?