We're nearly at the middle of October and things are starting to look, well...a bit spooky around here!
Although there is still some gorgeous foliage around, we are most definitely past 'peak' leaf peeping season...and there are more and more naked trees surrounding the house these days.
A night or two ago, the moon was trying so hard to shine through the frigid mist I just had to run back in for the camera.
Definitely a Halloween scene, right there!
The lights from the cozy, warm house were beckoning me to come back indoors and warm myself by the fire.
The skies are cloudy today, with showers looming and a cold night ahead of us.
I'm ok with that....there's a fire smoldering in the wood stove, and I have a lovely dinner planned.
And it's almost the weekend....which can't come soon enough!
Meanwhile, the birds have been devouring the seed in the flat feeder, fattening themselves up for the cold winter ahead.
And, despite my announcement that gardening season was well and truly over, the pineapple sage is just now putting out the first blossoms.
Too bad the hummers appear to be gone...they would have loved these bright red flowers.
Tomorrow night will once again be in the mid twenties....brrrr!
The flannel sheets are on the bed, the fridge is full, there's a good stack of wood in the garage, and all is well in my world.
Bring it on!