Bucket of Rusty Nails

It was a blustery autumn day. John and Patricia were down at the barn doing some repairs to the far north wall. Their rust coloured dog, Rusty was with them. “Thank you for helping me with the north wall today,” said John. “I know it is going to be a lot of work.” “You are […] Read More

Autumn Preserves

Patricia was in the kitchen of the ranch house that she and her husband, John owned. She was busy making preserves. She and John tried to live off the land and eat as much food as they can that they grew. “Oh dear,” said Patricia when she dropped some of the onion that she had […] Read More

Rusty

“Let’s go for a walk,” said Patricia. “It is a beautiful autumn day.” “We have been so busy with the ranch,” said Patricia’s husband, John. “We haven’t been able to enjoy ourselves. I think a walk would be perfect.” Patricia and John went for a walk. They saw the mountains off in the distance and […] Read More

A Helping Hand

A. Tree was walking through the streets of Kelowna, BC, one sunny but cool autumn day. He was handing out his red, juicy apples to everyone he meets. “Thank you so much for the apple,” said one young woman. “My name is Christine. I am a school teacher.” “My name is A. Tree,” said A. […] Read More

Colourful – C is for Colourful

Alphabet Allie was with her friend Candace. They were enjoying a beautiful autumn day together. “This is a cool but crisp autumn day,” said Alphabet Allie. “‘C’ is for cool and crisp.” “Look at how colourful the leaves on the trees are,” said Candace. “‘C’ is for colourful.” “Bright crimson reds and canary yellows,” said […] Read More

Autumn – A is for Autumn

“What an awesome autumn day,” said Alphabet Allie. “‘A’ is for awesome and also for autumn.” “It is a good day to go to the apple orchard,” said Anna. “‘A’ is for apple.” “Look at the auburn colour of the leaves,” said Alphabet Allie, as they walked to the orchard. “‘A’ is for auburn.” “They […] Read More

A Sunflower’s Autumn Night

“Come to bed,” said Sunflower Suzie’s husband, George. “It is past midnight.” “I am not tired,” said Sunflower Suzie. “You have been like this for a couple weeks now,” said George, who was very concerned. “I think I need to take you to the doctor tomorrow.” “Okay,” said Sunflower Suzie. Sunflower Suzie went into the […] Read More

Ripe Sunflowers

“Please help me,” said Stella, a new neighbour. “What can I help you with?” asked Sunflower Suzie, who just happened to be taking a walk with her husband, George on a warm autumn day. “I heard you are an expert on sunflowers,” said Stella. “I have a dozen of them and they are still green. […] Read More

Autumn in the Pumpkin Patch

“We are going to have record profits with the pumpkin this autumn,” said Pumpkin Prince.  “Yes,”said Pumpkin Fairy, smiling. “I have never seen the pumpkins so big and so plump.”  “Theautumn weather has been perfect this year,” said Pumpkin Prince. “It has,” said Pumpkin Fairy. “I would say two more weeks until we take them […] Read More

Crows are Pests

It was a very bright autumn day. Lonely Scarecrow was sitting on his fence post. His job is to keep crows out of the cornfield. Normally, Lonely Scarecrow has an easy time of it. However, today he was having a problem. Today, the crows were being pests. The sun was shining right in Lonely Scarecrow’s […] Read More

A Time to be Lonely

Lonely Scarecrow was sitting on his fence post. It was a rather warm autumn day. He was waiting for Dallas, the other scarecrow, to relieve him. Lonely Scarecrow was looking forward to spending the night with his wife, Hazel and their baby. “I wonder what is keeping Dallas,” said Lonely Scarecrow. “He is late.” Lately, […] Read More

A Lonely Autumn Night

It was a cold and windy autumn night. Lonely Scarecrow sat on his fence post looking up into the dark sky. There wasn’t a star to be found and the moon was nowhere to be seen. “This is definitely an autumn night in Calgary,” said Lonely Scarecrow to himself. A big gust of wind blew […] Read More