The leaves and attitude were flying this week, with Gabby leading the way. She appeared to not appreciate the fact that the driveway and yard had disappeared under a layer of leaves while I had been busy watching more horror movies.
I thought I could blame the autumn attitude this week on too much Halloween candy, but Gabby doesn’t eat candy and was more upset about the looming time change and why we don’t believe her that bedtime is now at 6:00 pm since it’s dark outside. It’s amazing that a dog can actually give you a dirty look marching off to bed alone. Somebody had an attitude when it was requested during our hours of blowing leaves to blow them into the air so I could capture a floating leaf, since I have been unable to capture one of the thousands that have been falling throughout the season.
Amazingly the buck was in a good mood with the wide selection of leaves and maybe he’s a Notre Dame fan and was excited about the first College Football Playoff ranking that has our team in the top four (Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame). A great day of college football this Saturday that could already change the rankings with Notre Dame playing Northwestern, Alabama vs. LSU and Penn State against Michigan.
I was surprised how happy I was to see the turkey strutting his stuff across the yard after his absence and
at the blooming attitude of the roses that refuse to accept its November.
One would think the beautiful colors would improve everyone’s attitude, but
when you’re ankle-deep in leaves while your neighbors trees are glowing beautifully, you begin to wonder if that not only does it feel some days that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, but that their leaves are also brighter and never fall.