late summer walk

Walking on our property yesterday, everything is lost in green, but somehow, you can feel that the peak of summer has passed.

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The small creek is almost dry—just enough mud that the kids like to muck about in it. It will start filling up with fall rains, soon.

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We didn’t do a goat walk this time—I’m not convinced that the babies wouldn’t run away. We’ll wait a bit longer before taking them all out.

Look at how tiny Luc looks next to this huge poplar!

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The first red leaves of fall are starting to appear. These are sassafras, so pretty.

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The times, they are a changing….

4 thoughts on “late summer walk

  1. CathyB

    Here’s a little something about sassafras that you may not know, Maya. They produce leaves of three different shapes — the three-lobed type you show here, a two-lobed variety that often looks like a mitten, and a non-lobed, entire shape. And here’s the way to remember them. Three-lobers are Daddyfras, two-lobers are Mamafras, and no-lobers are Little Baby Sassafras. Putting it altogether, Daddyfras, Mamafras, and Little Baby Sassafras. 🙂

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    1. maya Post author

      Hey, I did not know that. We knew about the three kinds of leaves because, look, there they are on the tree, but I hadn’t heard the little family part of it. The kids liked that. They say Hi! by the way… 🙂

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  2. Luc Reid

    Wait, wait, wait–I live in Vermont, and we barely get a summer here at all. This year we had an extra seasons (the rainy one) that lasted until mid-July, so we’ve only actually had a few weeks of real summer so far, and I’m NOT interested in seeing any leaves changing yet.

    Purty, though …

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