The hydrangeas are beginning to fade leaving papery blooms ranging from bluish grey to purple here in Hot Springs where I am visiting my mother, who has just been released from the hospital after a three month stay ranging from intensive care to physical therapy rehab.
Her holly bushes are thick with berries and squirrels are jumping from tree to tree collecting their winter stash. The winds yesterday resulted in a firestorm of acorns falling like tiny rockets which have blanketed the drive and walks.
A pretty red leaf floats in the lake which has been lowered for winter. You can see all the shells that have washed up to the sea wall and if you were in the mood to collect them, you could jump down and stroll along the wall. This year they opened the dam and took the level down three feet which is not a problem; however some years it is lowered more than that and docks have to be moved, in areas where the water is not deep enough the boats have to come out or end up on dry land.
If you look closely you will see how many acorns fell into the water. I like being able to see what lies beneath, unless I am swimming and there is a big fish!!
While the crepe myrtles have lost their blooms the bark is so pretty that you still have something to look at.
I will be visiting until I return home Saturday morning. My husband has been taking care of the house, cats and chicks plus keeping me up to date on what is happening at home. I just love my Nexus7 tablet for this. We use Google hangouts to talk to each other with video!! Plus I kept up with email and all my Facebook buddies.