While riding around on Friday I made a sad discovery that I had been noticing around the edges of my observations but didn’t really focus on. Although it’s chilly and even Very Chilly at times. There are very few trees that have started to take on their Autumn colors. And I’m Sad…
Autumn is one of the few good things about living in New Jersey. You get to see the maple trees turn color seemingly one leaf at a time. You get to see the oaks turn red and yellow. Even all of the sassafrass trees in my yard turn orange, red and yellow.
But this does not seem to be happening this year. Maybe I’m too early, but I don’t think so. Maybe I’m impatient and that is totally within the realm of possibility. Whichever is the case, I’m disappointed that it hasn’t come yet. I want the Fall to live up to it’s end of the bargain. I’m here, so you’d better show up too! 😦
Hopefully my visit to Weight Watchers will have a positive outcome this morning. I’ve been very happy with my results over the last 2 weeks and I have certainly been on track this week in spite of all this partying.
I’ll be spending most of Saturday and Sunday with Ralph in Mullica Hill where he’ll be drawing caricatures. He does it every year during the Civil War reenactment that the town puts on. He’s alway excited to do it and he’s even more excited that his grandsons come to camp out with him on Saturday night. It’s fun to walk around there and see all of the beautiful antiques and the displays in the shops. I’ll get some exercise!
I can’t spend too much time walking around because I’ll be participating in the 24 hour read-a-thon tomorrow.
It starts at 8am. It should be fun. I know it’s crazy, but I’m sure it will be fun!