It’s October 31st and I’ve just finished picking up the leaves* in our back yard – really early this year.  I’ve put “garden” in quotes, because I only have one garden picture – and it’s all brown.

* I’ve finished, but it was Ordinary Spouse who made most of the piles.  Thanks!

The Mother's Day garden

The Mother’s Day garden has mostly gone into dormancy for the winter.

A few leaves left...

There are a few leaves left on our tree, but not many…


…since most of them are here.


Sun sets over the back yard.