The rain has been continuous for weeks, turning the lawn bright green and bringing a flush of fall mushrooms.
In the last week the temperatures have become quite cold though and we have had fires to warm the house and take the chill out of the air.
In the garden the asters have already lost their lustre and are closing up shop for the season. We spent time last weekend pulling the last of the vegetables out of the garden. Tomatoes, beans, peppers, zucchini were all pulled from the vines and brought indoors.
|Green tomatoes brought indoors to ripen|
The straw will keep the cats out of the beds and keep the soil from blowing away in the winter wind.
All around us leaves have begun to turn colour and drift to the ground. And off in the distance calls can be heard. Searching the internet I finally discovered the source.
We have been hearing the second set of calls in the above video. At first we thought it was children in the distance but it quickly became clear the sound was not human. Perhaps there will be pups in the back field next year?