Can you believe it is almost October?
It feels like fall in the air. The mornings are crisp and cool and so are the nights. Within the next couple weeks if you want to see the leaves change you will need to make your plans now. Some of the trees are starting to change colors. The California sycamores are turning dark, and the yellows are coming out.
Now is a perfect time to come up to Christopher Creek. Beyond the colors starting to change, you can hear the call of the bull elk in the evenings and that alone is worth the trip.
Everyone asks me, "How do you keep your flowers from the elk?" My secret is my Halloween Frankenstein. He is not only a great Halloween decoration, but the elk are afraid of him. Thus I have huge beautiful mums. So, I put my decorations up early and they serve a couple of purposes, and the elk just keep their distance. I cannot say the same for the orange Halloween lights.
There is something about them those big guys find fascinating.
Don't forget this coming Wednesday, Oct 4., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the Ladies Eighth Annual Retreat at the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Church.
It is a salad luncheon, so bring along your favorite salad and a friend for a day of wonderful fellowship. Teresa Purtee will be teaching this year. For more information, call Betty Star at (928) 478-0398 or Pat Guevara at (928) 478-4122.
Christopher Creek residents celebrating a birthday in October are: Oct. 1 -- Rita Quay, Oct. 3 -- Mimi Tidwell and Rod Brittain, Oct. 7 -- Ralph Bryan, Oct. 8 -- Mary Bryan and Rick Schantz, Oct. 12 -- Elli Ashby, Oct. 15 -- Lois Jones, Oct. 17 -- Teresa Purtee, Oct. 21 -- Donna Adams, Oct. 22 -- Sally Tharp, and Oct. 25 -- Bob Shillings and Diane Lloyd.
Wishing all of you a very happy birthday.