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Gratuitous Fall Photos

Foggy webIt seems that over the last three days, rainy cool weather has made the leaves start to turn and fall.  I couldn't resist snapping a few gratuitous nature shots as I walked Lucy this morning.

I've always loved the cup-shaped spiderwebs which show up at this time of year at the edges of fields, especially when they fill with dew and turn into sparkling white nets in the grass.

Katydid on SassafrasI also caught a dew-covered katydid perched on a brilliant sassafras leaf.  Although friends nearby had a frost last week, we never dropped below 33 F, and the crickets and katydids started calling again when the nights warmed up.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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