Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Full moon setting
The race is on! Will the leaves show some pretty colors for a day or so or will the breeze knock them down before there’s much more to see? Leaves are falling without much help from a breeze, so it won’t take much of one to bring them down by the thousands.
Every evening when I return to the cabin, more leaves have fallen and the views overhead and into the forest are a bit more open. Tonight, I may well get a freeze as my first frost of the season. Typically, I have several frosts before a hard freeze, which is often called a killing frost. This year I will apparently head directly into freezing territory.
I have been resisting turning on the heat in the cabin, with the result that it was 59 when I woke up this morning. I broke down and lit a fire in the fireplace. That’s not the same as turning on the heat, is it? I’m still going to hold off on that one for a while.