What’s Left?

Oct 18th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Opinion

By Lee McLane Editor/Publisher and Simba the late Squeaks adoptive baby

I’ve never really given it much thought, but October is an active month. Well, for school kids for sure. You have homecoming and the parade, Fall Fest is this Saturday, Halloween is the 31st and then there are several fall festivals going on each weekend in October in cities all over the state - not to mention the numerous haunted houses around. I know we have several around here. I’ve never been to one and suppose at this point, I will never go to one. I was never one of those kids who liked to be scared and there for awhile - there was almost nothing that would scare me (that alone is scary).  But I don’t even like to watch scary movies or ones that are tense. When I watch a movie - I want to laugh or be relaxed and have a good feeling when it is over. The scary rides at the fairs and festivals would go out of business if everyone were like me. I look at those rides and think they need to pay me to ride one instead of the other way around.

Anyway, this is fall and it is a busy time and a busy time for Mother Nature - what with changing leaves, letting them drop to the ground, temperatures dropping (maybe) and getting ready for a little snow (I hope the word little will be accurate). I do love seeing all the leaves changing colors. We have a sugar maple in our yard and it is starting to change. Very pretty. We had a blackgum tree that got struck by lightning and then a huge branch got blown off it and we finally had to have it cut down. It was my favorite fall tree because the leaves turned such a beautiful red and it was one of the first trees to turn color. But it also had messy black berries on it that were a pain  to clean off the patio and get out of the pool. So all that mess is gone but I will always miss the tree with the shiny green leaves that turned a beautiful red in the fall.

I hope you are taking time to enjoy the change of seasons and all the fall activities that are going on. Don’t forget to come downtown this Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. to enjoy Fall Fest. It will be fun!  See you there.

Go to your happy place.

See you next week.