The first tree to turn color in our area greets me every morning. It stands sentinel along the road blushing with early fall color. It will have turned color and shed its leaves and stand there naked under a carpet of dried up leaves when the rest of the trees in the area turn color.
According to my Cousin Chuckie it is a Buckeye. We don’t have too many Buckeyes in this area. I would like to collect some seed..but it is just off the right of way..and I do not know the people that live there.
The light is too harsh in the morning for a photo so I waited until after work..I turned around at the Bean Plant and doubled back to grab a parking spot at a approach. The traffic was too heavy and fast to venture across the road.
This is a sure sign that Fall is on it’s way. I think I have 27 more days of work..I am counting. I am tired. I have many projects to finish up before I close the doors for the winter. One of these days I will have to make a list. Some things will not get done..I am only one person.. and I can only do so much. I refuse to bring work home with me during the summer, I put in an average of ten volunteer hours a month on top of the hours I work.
I have been working on scheduling the programs for next year, I have a pretty good line up of interesting programs. I don’t like to think a year ahead but meeting rooms must be reserved and some of the advertising for the Summer of 2013 goes to the printer mid September.
I met a gentleman last week..who is an expert on the Early Minnesota Fur Trade..well he got added to my Fur Trade with Trapper Mark program that will end up being a permanent display at the museum. Sometimes just the right person stops by and strikes up a conversation..I need a Grant Writer to do that real soon:)