Saturday, October 8, 2011
Shaping Up and Moving Out!
Fall is just beginning to give color to the maples and oaks, the sycamores and walnut trees simply turn yellow then brown and drop their leaves, fall's spoilsports. Above the trees is a deep royal purple tinged with blue as the sun begins to paint the sky to the east. The road is a barely visible gray line, so I put the collar lights on Freya and Princess. Princess loves the little light, and is excited when I turn it on. Hooking Bucky and Yukon in wheel, James brings out Freya and Princess behind me, so I quickly get them hooked in. Princess, Freya and Bucky are screaming to go, Yukon quivers in excitement. I jump quickly in the seat, and hit the release with an "Okay!" and they are off flying down the road.
This time I brought the camera to document our run, and we are down to the bridge in a flash. We round the corner and run up the hill while I pedal assist.
The road curves around the property of the gutted trailer. To the right you can see the rock retainer wall that used to be decorated with fancy grass, bushes and flowers. When we first moved in there was a guy there that abused dogs. He has been gone now for over a year. A family lived there for a short while, two or three months, but they too moved out. Makes you wonder. The owners of the property have not been back since the roof fell in, but the deer love to congregate there and eat the lush grass.
You can see some of the fall colors as we pass the drive to the trailer. The numbers still shine on the mailbox. Wonder how long it will remain there?