unseasonably warm with a killing frost finally closing out the month of October. Once the frost came, many of the final leaves showered down like rain.Still, here and there , unexpectedly there were stunning glimpses of color; sun reflecting on ambers, golds, and scarlets, refracting light so it seemed the whole world glimmered in that moment; storms rolling in with dramatic cloud formations, shadow and dark highlighted by the sudden breaking through of a shaft of sunlight.Last night the 'time changed' or at least we humans pretended it did, and now the long nights begin. The dogs and I meandered out through the field for a soon to be rare evening walk. The weather is lovely and warm, maybe a bit too warm, but at this time of the year I won't question it. The breeze was soft and the earth smelled warm and damp.
As winter creeps closer, I am still marking off 'things to do' from my list and it is actually almost all done! This weekend I managed to get plastic up on the chicken house, bathe both dogs and wash up all the dog bedding, pull up the frost killed garden plants and a few other odds and ends.