Saturday was beautiful, the rain left early in the morning and bright skies where only dimmed by the number of leaves falling to the ground. What a beautiful time of year in these foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The maples are just beginning to change their colors from green to yellow, orange, gold and red. I think most of the acorns have fallen, at least I am not hearing the bullet-like sounds all during the day and night. And yes, my decks and driveway are covered in those acorns. Bailey, my little lion dog has brought in a hundred of them, I think. He loves to crack them open. A squirrel has nothing on Bailey! He does not eat them, but he does crack them open and leave them on the floor. Now try to sweep off the deck and it is a game for Bailey, called kill the broom. Bailey is enjoying fall as much as I am, I think.
Fall is a time to plant too, believe it or not and with any luck tomorrow will be pretty and I will get my "strawberry tree" transplanted. They grow in the wild and you can transplant them. The berries on the tree are bright red, like a strawberry, and beautiful for many months of the year.
Tonight was absolutely beautiful, you could just smell the freshness in the air, and the stars were clearly trying to outshine each other. Walking outside you smell the smoke from the neighbors fireplace and it reminds you the holidays are coming! In north Georgia you begin celebrating Fall in September, it goes through November and the day after Thanksgiving the Christmas lights are up! Only in January does it begin to get dreary and we hope for snow! Snow usually does not arrive until March, if we get anything other than a dusting!
Tired of the traffic, fumes, lights? Come on up to Helen and enjoy the weekend! It is country and we love it that way! Yes, there is room for one more! (Once you get here we will close the door :-} )
Once you fall in love with the Helen area, look for your home on my site www.FlynnTaylor.com It is there, I am sure of it! See you soon?