Everything has taken on a different appearance by the River; a lot of the trees have lost nearly all their leaves so that you can see well into the woods. The grasses have died back so that you can see more of the smaller creatures scurrying about trying to prepare for the really cold weather yet to come in late December through February. There were a lot of dogs on walks with their owners today; an absolutely stunning German Sheppard named Hank decided to take a bit of a detour from his owners and went under the boardwalk and came up behind us and popped up and looked at us like where are they you aren't my people. He ran to them and was so pleased to get back on his leash.
The River has turned to such an interesting shade of green; we believe this is being caused by people dumping "fall fertilizer" on their lawns and it's run off. The Extension service says to NOT do this as it just sets the lawns up for heavy winter kill. We do not fertilize at all unless it's in the Spring and of an organic nature like manure. Or even just plant some winter rye grass and then mow it without a bag so the clippings bio-degrade right on the lawn. Chemical Fertilizers are bad...m-Kay?