J and I were at the grocery store yesterday and there were pumpkins out front.
“Nooooooo, not pumpkins!”, I yelled! (Poor J, I think I startled him.)
I mean, I love fall, really I do! But I’m just not ready for it to be here yet.
And the blackberries? They were up to $5 for a little tiny container — not even a pint!
So I thought I’d share some photos from when we went to Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa last month.
It seems like only yesterday when we braved the deep, dark woods and fought off hoards of hungry mosquitos. (Or in my case, ran though the woods with a cloud of mosquitos chasing me — I kid you not!)
We feasted on blackberries as we went. J did most of the picking, since a million mosquitos landed on me the minute I stood still.
(You’ll notice that I don’t have any photos from inside the woods — that’s because as soon as I’d stop to take a photo they’d be after me! And I am one of those lucky people who can feel a mosquito as she bites me — it feels like just like a needle poking me. Or being stabbed with pins. Eeek!)
And then we came out of the woods.
And were greeted by the grinning goldenrod.
The mighty fine prairie.
And the desmodium, dancing in the light.
We lingered as long as we could. (And ate more blackberries.)
Until we retraced our steps back through the woods.
There, I feel better now. I still hope summer lingers a bit more though!
How about you, are you ready for fall yet?