Autumn is definitely in the air around here. A few of the leaves are turning and some are already falling. The mornings are crisp and the days are mild and sunny. What a welcome respite from our rainy summer.
There is a very old cemetery not far from us. It is a country community cemetery not associated with a church. There are still occasional burials there but that is rare. The cemetery is well off the highway and surrounded by large areas of open grass and trees. The girls love to go there and run off lead.
I know that some people think it is disrespectful to allow dogs to run free in a cemetery and we never do if there are other people around. As for me...I can think of no better way to share my final resting place than with happy joyful dogs. Especially since we are very sensitive about where they go. (And always have a supply of poop bags with us to carry away anything they might leave.)
Ellie leads the way with Lucy's ears straight up.
A gravel driveway goes around the cemetery.
Lucy finally runs out of steam.
Do you think they are happy there?
Today's quote is a poem by Helen Hunt Jackson. She was a 19th century American poet and writer. She was appalled at the government's treatment of Native Americans and was an activist on their behalf. Read about her if you are not familiar with her life. She was quite a woman.
By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer's best of weather
And Autumn's best of cheer.
We are definitely having the best of weather and there is a remarkable cheer among folks here in the mountains. We are between tourist seasons so the town is our own once more.
HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE WEEKEND, EVERYONE!!! BE OF GOOD CHEER.