Stepped out onto the porch this morning and felt the cool breeze, saw the fog hugging the mountain tops, and smelled fall in the air.  Then I noticed that the leaves had just started to change.  The first hint of color:

Hint of fall

No wonder the Herd has been insane all week – Fall is here!


  1. Desert Pups on September 27, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Woof Pups

    That is really a pawsome sight. Nothing beats Carolina and the Parkway in October.
    Our Aunt Sarah that lives in Virgina always takes her vacation in October just
    to spend time enjoying the fall and the change of seasons. Anyway, hope you
    pups are doing well.

    Desert Pups

  2. Thor and Marco Polo on September 26, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    We Love Fall too and the leaves are starting to change in Iowa too! What a beautiful view! You Fur-Kids are so lucky to live in the mountains!

    Thor and Marco Polo

  3. The OP Pack on September 26, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Oh, what a glorious view! That’s one thing our Mom really misses about her days in New England – fall color!!! We get color here in Kansas, but not as glorious as back East.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  4. Steve and Kat on September 26, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Mom’s been saying that she needs to turn the heat on. What’s wrong with humans?


  5. Khyra on September 26, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    And your point?

    That’s what WE do!!

    Happy Weekend!!!


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