(woolly bear caterpillar on the road)
Amanda came over for a few hours this morning. She brought her dog Lloyd. The three of us went on a nice walk together.
The air was crisp and clean. The kind of morning when you want to breath deep.
my sister ~ my friend
scenes from the neighborhood
“For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands”
“How beautifully leaves grow old.
How full of light and color are their last days.” ~John Burroughs
My sister almost stepped on a lizard!
I was so thrilled and promptly took photos from every angle.
I looked it up when we got home and discovered it was a “Spotted Salamander” and Connecticut’s largest salamander.
Just look at the spots!
Maybe it was trying to find a little warmth on the road? But the road is a very unsafe place to be, so I saved its little life by putting it in the leaves on the edge of the woods.
heading back home
I made pumpkin cookies this morning, too, from a 1972 Pennsylvania State Grange cookbook.
If anyone knows Mrs. Robert Conaway tell her I used sunflowers seeds instead of nuts, and I also included one egg. They were delicious.