The weather here has been quite warm up until the last week, not very fall like, but I like it warm so I'm not complaining! Most years we turn the furnace on sometime in September but this year we were able to wait until Oct. 10th, although we did use the little electric heater on a few cool mornings. The garden is still looking OK because we haven't had a frost yet and I have to get out there and start getting things ready for winter. Very hard to do when flowers are still blooming!
At this time last year I took my camera with me everywhere I went because the fall colors were so vibrant. Based on this map for today we should be near peak.
I took this picture of my maple trees this morning.
The vines that cover the locust trees are giving us what little color there is so far, which is very good because black locust trees are not pretty in the fall.
The wild flowers are starting to go to seed and turn brown.Some other signs of fall here:
I'm doing my pre-trip inspection every morning by flashlight and picking up my first stops in the dark.
The lake effect machine is cranking up, so many days are rainy and dreary. The weather forecasters seem almost giddy that they can start talking about the possibility of snow, even though we haven't had a frost yet.
I'm working on my genealogy projects again.
I've started Christmas shopping.