Thursday, October 20, 2011


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.


Hannah and Lucy said...

You furs are a prettier shade than the autumn leaves Dante.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Unknown said...

Wow! is it ever colorful down east! We mostly has yellow leaves out here in the Mountains.
They are gorgeous, but not as gorgeous as you Dante!

Boots, Ozzie and Brenda said...

Dante, we are from Manitoba and we see those maples outside our house all the time! But, they are not as beautiful as you!!

Boots, Ozzie & Brenda

Cat said...

Well of course, what is a great view without a cat :-)))))

Marg said...

Love that last picture. The trees are all so pretty. Some of ours have just started to turn. You sure did a good job showing us around Dante. Hope you have a great evening. Take care.

Forty Paws said...

So purrrrty! And with Dante smack in the middle! What a picture!

Luf, Us

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Beautiful autumn colours!! Dante is such a majestic kitty and his fur is prettier than any yellow leaves. So long and soft!! He is far more floofier than I.

Brian said...

asuch a wonderful garden tour Dante! You and your garden both look mighty fine!

Oui Oui said...

Dante, the ladycats here are all swooning over your luscious mane and big mancat whisker humps! To h*ll with the leaves!

Mr Puddy said...

OMC !!! What a beautiful beautiful post !!! The color of the fall just look deepy beautiful and no pictures will be purrfect without big handsome kitty like you !
COD ! you can shake the tree, I only can shake my butt...MOL

Clooney said...

May we just say WOW! Dante and the autumn sights are just spectacular!

8GR8LOLCATS said...

Dante and Autumn are so attractive together... It really brings out the oranges and the reds. It's still more colorful there than here.