Dante is out in the back yard doing his autumn inspection. He likes to make note of all the changes as they occur.
"Heer I am on da patio wif leafs scattered all around me", says Dante.
"An' heer is my fafurite furtilizin' spot between the crabappull and mapull trees near da fence. Sum of da leafs is yellow, sum is red and sum is brown."
"Dis is da sunset mapull tree. It's verreh late turnin' colour dis yeer. Yoo can see that it's still mostly green, but dere are definitely hints of red."
So, Dante thought he would shake things up, and help the mapull leaves to fall.
"Sumtimes yoo hasta help naychur along a liddle", says he. "I'm gonna go an' check out da udder side of da yard now."
So Dante saunters over to "the other side". He's too busy inspecting the grass to notice the beautiful red Manitoba maple behind him.
"Hmmm, grasses! Dey is pretty tall and green still. Dey do look tasty, I mus' say."
"Dey shur smell good, too! Wait, is dat a bug I see?"
Dante is so bugged out he can't focus on anything else right now.
Then finally, he starts to take a look around.
"Wow!", he says. When yoo steps back an' reely takes a good look ...
... Fall is all around!!!"
We live in an area that backs on a wooded ravine, so not only do we get to enjoy the beauty of the trees in our own yard, but we get a full autumn panorama! But, of course, no panorama is complete without Dante right smack dab in the middle.
Dante's out on the back deck, just chillin'! Of course, it's a little easier to chill now that the weather is so much cooler.
One thing for sure, Dante is always 'easy on the eyes', so looking at him shouldn't be too difficult. Let's take a close look at the big guy -- all 21 lbs. of him. Like New Orleans, Dante is just one "Big Easy". So relax and enjoy!