So, to bore you, Res and I ended up at the other part of OWR CA, the same part I explored last time. Typically if there's a vehicle parked in the lot, I don't go, but we were running out of options, so we decided to forge on. I figured there were some dudes fishing or maybe scouting for deer. Either way, we didn't see hide nor hair of anyone else.
Ah, fall in the Ozarks. Reds and oranges mixed with a small amount of green. You get some yellows too, but I find the trees that turn yellow lose their leaves first. They're ugly anyway because everyone knows yellow means death to a tree or plant. Heck, even the poison ivy is red in the fall. Here's a landscape with a nice array of colors. Still plenty of green, though the field was pretty brown. There were a couple of fields out there, I'm assuming are wildlife plots, that are still very green, like they'd been cut recently and were growing back. Or perhaps even planted recently. I didn't see any deer sign or even wildlife beyond a squirrel though.
*Epizootic is technically a disease that certain number of animals gets at a certain time at a much higher rate than experts expect, but pretty much any time anyone got sick around the house we always claimed it was epizootie. The correct term for humans would be epidemic, but epitzootie is more fun to say and use incorrectly.
Hope your weather is friendly this week because as you all know, we're about to "fall back" and then we're going to have a shortage of daylight. Enjoy it while we've got it. Happy writing and walking!