When I stepped outside in the front part of my property yesterday morning, I was surprised to discover some pumpkins growing (I didn't plant them). I hadn't noticed them before, and they reminded me that my favorite month is here - October!
Will they be ready for Halloween?
Rather than bore everyone with one of my usual tediously long posts, I've decided to bore everyone with some autumnal photos from my past - taken in Texas and the Missouri Ozarks (I lived in both places after I left California).
The first year that I lived in Texas I decided to grow some pumpkins. The soil was so dry and the drought so bad, that any semblance of gardening was excruciating work. The above photo is what my efforts yielded. That was my first and last Texas garden.
All in a row.
More from my Texas garden
This is the lake that I lived by in West Texas
Every autumn, thousands of Canadian geese would migrate to the tiny town where I lived in W. Texas. I took this photo when the moon was rising.
This is my cat Scratch (also known as Kitzee) when I first got her from an animal shelter in Odessa, TX. She was three or four months old. October, 2005.
Me in the Missouri Ozarks. I actually loved it there, except for the fact that there were storms about 350 days a year.
I was in an extremely bad relationship in the Ozarks. We almost wound up killing each other. Hillbillies are great in bed, but not easy to live with. Especially alcoholic hillbillies...
In Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, near Springfield, MO. Site of a Civil War battle.
The Ozarks is where I became a good ol' country boy
I'm risking my reputation posting this pic, because I look like an old scarecrow.
What reputation, Jon?
This was taken at a farm somewhere along old Route 66 in Missouri. The horses were made of hay (as if you couldn't guess).