Fall Is Trying To Fall

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Hi Peeps……………I really think that MAYBE we’re slipping into Fall finally.  This morning when Mom opened the basement door and went outside to take the basement trash out she said she could see her breath! 

Sam's backyard

It’s GREEN now – but soon it will be copper, red, orange, yellow – beautiful!

That means chilly……..and chilly means Fall is falling.  Fall falling means trees turning and leaves coming down off the trees.  That means I get VERY perky.  Do you get livelier when the weather is cool?  Just wondering – some of my animal friends who are “older” say they feel much perkier when the weather begins to cool……..then some, like me, have a harder time with the COLD when it arrives…..joints ache more, we move a bit slower (Mom says she and Dad do too!).

Nice to stop and smell the roses....I mean mums!

Gee, when the garden starts to fade away I know Fall is about to fall !

But Fall is my favorite time………..fires in the fireplace – piles of leaves for me to play in – what’s not to like?

I Love My Yard!

EEEK! A leaf fell! There’s a lot of brown ones on the trees……

People around here in Virginia are remarking on how BIG the acorns are this year and how many of them there are……the squirrels aren’t complaining of course (or the deer) but they say the acorns indicate we’re going to have a COLD and maybe SNOWY winter!  

Snow and Pink Sky - Pretty Combination

Oh nooooooooooooooooooo! This will be next – Old Man Winter!

 

What’s YOUR favorite time of the year?  

Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀

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  1. My favorite time of the year is spring and summer. I need sunshine and warmth. I don’t like autumn and winter. Much too cold… Bowie shares my opinion.

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    • We do enjoy sunshine but there’s something about fall with the beautiful colors and chilly mornings…winter in Virginia is rather unpredictible….some years hardly any snow and others FEET of snow. We’re hoping for the former this year rather than the latter!

      Pam (with Sam enthusiastically agreeing)

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  2. Oh I like the summer, we’z can play on the beach, wiffout getting blown over. It’z get weally chilly here now..Hay, youz missed my first puppy class embarassment Sammy…You will never believe wot Humom did to me! Have a great Furiday xx00xx

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    • Hi Mollie! Happy FURIDAY to you too! I am so behind on blogs…my Mom was out of town for a whole day and messed my schedule up (I’m still pouting about that). So it’s getting cold already there? Today we will be in the 80s again but nights are getting quite cool and early mornings too. I’m going to see if I can find your puppy class OOPSIE blog. 😀

      Kitty Hugs, Sam

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  3. We all love the fall – Dad because he does not have to work in the garden any longer, Mom because of Halloween and for reading ghoststories at the fireplace with a cup of tea, treats and ME, and me for hunting all leaves and for being invisible on misty days…our winter is normally only a rough fall (no snow or ice)

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    • Hi Easy! Lucky you not having to deal with snow and ice. I always worry about my poor old Dad out there with the snowblower trying to clear off our driveway after a big snow. My Mom gets excited about Halloween too – I get a special “cat pumpkin” of my very own and the little kiddies in the neighborhood always like seeing MY pumpkin when they do “Trick or Treat”…….Happy Friday Dude!!

      Kitty Hugs, Sam

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  4. Whee love Autumn (as whee Brits call it!). It is a fun time of year! Whee might have to write a story about it actually! Whee love the misty mornings and the dew covered grass and the fact that Mummy has to collect grass and bring it in for us, or grow her own indoors!

    Autumn means it is nearly Winter, which means nearly Pigmass. Wowheeee, the excitment is already getting to us!

    Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

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    • Oh and won’t this be a SPECIAL Pigmass for you boys with little Basil in the family! Do you boys have little stockings that you hang up for SantaPig to put goodies in???? I am already excited too….Fall gets me all fired up!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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      • Mummy has some stocking for Nibbles and Nutty but this is Buddy and Basil’s first ever Pigmass so whee need to get some for them!

        Whee cannot wait for Santa Paws to visit us, but first whee have Halloween and Bonfire night. It’s all fun from now on! 😉

        Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil
        xxxx

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        • YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a stocking too and hang it up next to my Mom and Dad’s on the mantel. Santa Paws is ever so good to me every year but my favorite thing is seeing what’s in that stocking on Christmas morning!! Are you boys going to dress up for Pigoween????

          Kitty Hugs, Sam

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          • Whee hope to. Mummy just finished writing a story called Haunted Hutch House to be our special spooky story. It just needs a bit of editting but whee think you guys are gonna love it.

            Are you dressing up? Or going ‘ [chin] Tickle or Treating’?!

            Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil
            xxxx

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          • I bet you guys will look adorable in your costumes….I have a Halloween scarf that I wear. Because I’m afraid of the doorbell (!) and strangers, I usually just stay in the living room and peek around the corner when kids come to the front door.

            Kitty hugs, Sammy
            p.s. Mom and I can’t wait to read your Mummy’s new story!

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  5. I love the colors of fall, but I am a summertime girl…love the sun and the heat and all the growing things. I did get a little tired of the extreme heat this past summer though! I am NOT looking forward to winter! Hope you have a great day, Sammy!
    Hugs, Linda

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  6. Hi, Sammy! I don’t think I really have a favorite season. Maybe summer with all the “critters” roaming around in the yard for me to look at from my window seat. Happy FURRIDAY!
    Love, Sundae

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    • Hi Sundae…..that’s right – you DO have the best of all views….ducks, swans, deer, you name it and you get to see it from the comfort of your window seat (or bathroom chair!). Hope you have a lovely Friday….. 😀

      Love, Sam

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  7. Very nice pictures to look at this morning Sam. My favorite time of the year is Fall too and early winter but after Christmas I am ready to head to Florida. I get a cranky when winter gets down to business. I just do not want any ice storms. I would be happy with all 4 seasons if the weather would just behave and not have any extremes, you know, just mellow out some. Your yard is beautiful and I think you are going to have a very colorful Fall. I definitely get perkier in the Fall, my whole outlook brightens. Enjoy your Friday Sammy! Oh! it’s raining here now, thank goodness!

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    • Hi Texas! I know what you mean…….we have 100 ft. oaks in the back yard and those acorns can get up quite a bit of speed falling that far! KERPLUNK – right on my poor old noggin’ !!! Spring is also nice….Fall and Spring are both just about purrrrfect!

      Kitty Hugs, Sam

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    • My Mom lived in Clearwater for several years and said it got cool enough for a light coat but she missed leaves falling and even (gasp) the occasional snow so she moved back to Virginia! 😀 😀

      Kitty Hugs, Sam

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  8. I’m a summer girl. Even though I love the beautiful fall colors, and they are particularly beautiful in Virginia, I always dread what comes after. And I don’t like all the dire predictions I’ve heard about the kind of winter the Mid-Atlantic is supposed to get this year…

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    • I know what you mean Ingrid….they were going on and on about a TERRIBLE winter on the news this morning. I’m hoping they are wrong – they most certainly are frequently just that! Let’s hope so!!

      Happy Friday
      Pam

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    • I like September too Miss Trish! My parents anniversary and my Mom’s birthday are both September “events”…..and I’m also looking forward to October because of HALLOWEEEN!!!!!! YAY!!!!

      Kitty Hugs, Sam

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  9. Fall has been visiting us, too. Most of the leaves are still green but there are a few red and yellow ones peeking through here and there. But the best part is that the nights are cool now and even the days have been much more pleasant.
    Nerissa from Nerissa’s Life

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    • Hi Nerissa!!! We enjoyed your “coinkeydink” blog – my Mom’s Dad used to say that all the time and she hasn’t heard it since he went over the Human Rainbow Bridge…it made her smile! Sadly the “comment” area hasn’t been popping up when we’ve visited so we can’t tell you how much we love reading your thoughts BUT WE DO!!!! I love the cooler nights and mornings…..fall is definitely in the air!

      Kitty hugs, Sammy

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        • Hi Nerissa….yes! I don’t know why, but the little comment box just won’t pop up! I can read everyone else’s comments but the box won’t appear so I can leave you a note…. 😦 Maybe it’s just my Mom’s antique computer….who knows….but I DO want you to know I read your blog EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU POST…. 😀

          Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  10. I like Autumn because I can go on longer walks again. I love winter because sometimes it snows. Spring is great because it’s easy to climb a mountain to get to the snow. Summer’s nice, apart from when it’s really hot, because lots of my walks include water to swim in.

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  11. Hi Sammy,
    What my favourite season of the year is? Difficult to say, as here in southern Texas we have 4 seasons: winter, summer, summer, and … summer. 😉
    Well, of course we do have spring and fall, but mostly they’re awfully short. Maybe spring is my most favourite season. Yes, I think it is, especially if we had a wet winter and have all the lovely spring flowers. [http://pitstexasexpatblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/spring-pictures-1/ & http://pitstexasexpatblog.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/happy-easter/%5D
    Take care, enjoy the fall season up there, and don’t get TOO perky,
    Pit

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    • Hi Mr. Pit!! You DO get some beautiful flowers don’t you?! Up here, it’s still pretty cool at Easter so we don’t have as many flowers as we will by just a few short weeks AFTER Easter. You are in one of the prettier areas in Texas…some are a bit too “desert-ish” and hot. As for getting too perky, Mom says at my age there’s no such thing as “TOO” when it comes to perky!! Tee Hee

      Happy Friday
      Kitty Hugs, Sam

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      • Hi Sammy,
        Yes, when we’re lucky, we do get some pretty spring flowers here, even if we’re not in a wet area of Texas. Actually, we’re already at the fringe of the Chihuahua Desert hereabouts.
        Have a great weekend,
        Pit, Sally and the 8 felines

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  12. The tree in the back yard is starting to turns yellow! Wes had frost the other morning and the squash plant is all burned and the furnace has been coming on! That means the hot metal thinkg in the little warm room where my litter box is can be laid on!
    Me LOVES it!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  13. We don’t like autumn (or fall as yoos calls it in the USA) cause it means we can’t go outside and eat the green noms! D: Noooo!
    But we does like winter cause we get extra cuddles and we get to got to sleep in front of the fire on mummeh’s lap. Aaaaah….. And of course, winter is PIGMASS TIME!!!
    Piggeh kisses,
    Poppy and Clover
    xxxxxxxxxxx

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    • Oh I guess that’s right….you miss your greens. Well we still have greens in autumn – and I like to nibble grass myself. It’s in the winter when the grass is covered with cold snow that I miss “grazing”. Mom tried to grow what they call “cat grass” inside for me but I didn’t like it at all. Sigh. Winter is great snuggling weather though I agree. We have a fireplace too and I sleep on the end of the couch that’s closest to it OR on Mom’s legs where it’s nice and warm and toasty!

      Hope you have a lovely weekend ladies! 😀

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Yes….for a few more weeks at least….then things will begin to turn fairly quickly. Actually the maples have a lot of color on the ends of the branches already. Hopefully the amount of rain we finally got after a very dry summer will be enough to give us the color we love so!

      Pam (and Sam)

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    • We are in that “funny” time here in Virginia when it can’t make up its mind whether to be cool or warm so it does it all. Mornings and nights are quite chilly but during the day – in the sun – it’s QUITE warm. I’m ready for it to make up its’ mind and be cool.

      Kitty Hugs and Happy Saturday
      Sammy

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    • Hi! Can’t imagine WHY you don’t get notified – my Mom just checked and you are shown as a follower (for the past ten months!). I’m sorry….that’s not fair! 😦 Glad you like the winter shot – it won’t be long before we get the real thing!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Not sure about why big acorns = big snow/bad winter. Maybe it’s Mommy Nature’s way of providing lots of food for those pesky squirrels over winter? The more/bigger the acorns, the more food they’ll get since they’ll be trapped in their nests due to tons of snow?????? Tell your Mom I appreciate her SQUEE over my extra toesies – my OWN Mom does a fair share of squeeing over them too! 😀

      Kitty Hugs, Sam

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