Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It must be fall

                         ripe cranberries on the bog waiting to be harvested

I don't know where our summer went. Summer just seems a blur since my Dad passed away in July, but here we are and the leaves are now turning color and falling from the trees, the nights temperatures have turned nippy, pumpkins and scarecrows are everywhere.

My last ruby throated hummingbird left sometime Monday to start on it's migration. I am already missing these feisty little birds.

                                           juvenile male just starting to get red on it's throat

it was almost dusk so the lighting wasn't the best the wings feathers look blue but true color is black. Ruby Throated hummingbird captured with it's tongue out

Last Saturday, September 20,2014 was the Alzheimer's Walk in Plymouth, MA (02360) and it was a gorgeous, sunny, warm fall day. The walk starts on the waterfront near the Mayflower and Plymouth Rock. This the 2nd year that I participated in the walk. My cousin, Cheryl, sister in law, Terry, daughter in law, Robin and niece, Julie and I walked for our team -Love of family and friends. My grandmother died from Alzheimer's and my mother has advanced Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's is such a devastating disease. It isn't to late to still make a donation to sponsor me.   If you make a donation thank you so very, very much.

front..Terry, back row left to right Cheryl, Me, Robin, Julie
   Before the walk with the Mayflower boat in the background

  We went to visit my mother in the nursing home after we walked and brought her                   2 of the Promise Garden Flowers that we had personalized..

With fall comes the start of our cranberry harvest and this year it just seems so strange that my Dad isn't here with all of us.
my son Steven, ME, son Tommy and my Dad

The video below is one I took yesterday at one of our cranberry bogs. The bog is flooded for a wet harvest, and the machines with big reels knock the berries off of the vines and then the berries float to the surface where they are corralled, and then with a suction tube takes the berries off the bog into a truck where the berries are then brought to the Ocean Spray plant.

click on the link below to view more cranberry photos on my picture trail site cranberry photos