I really didn't think I had time to go take a walk out back and try for some Sunday Stills shots this week. Please. You don't have time to take a short walk? Sigh. Grab your camera, the Loyal Corgi and take a hike.
Cobwebs. The number one sign of fall here.
We get spider webs all summer too, but there's something different about fall webs.
Something you'll hear beekeepers all over this area talk about heading into fall is the aster bloom. Asters provide a great late source of food to help bees overwinter. Interestingly, the honey they produce from asters smells, um, funky. You can walk up to a hive and smell it from 10 feet away.
There's nothing wrong with it, that's just the way it smells. Some folks even like the stronger tasting honeys from various late blooming flowers. Stella and I planted buckwheat last summer and that made the hives smell like graham crackers. The honey is darker and I've been told has more nutrients the bees need.
The thing is...I've never seen any bees actually working asters. Until yesterday afternoon.
Go take a walk.
Actually, the true number one sign of fall is a ton of stuff spread all over the wool house in preparation for the Kentucky Wool Festival next weekend. And the fact that most of it's not. quite. ready. is honestly the real number one sign of fall ;-).
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