Just like that, fall is here. It seems that only a short time ago we were using the air conditioner. However, the temp has dipped so low that there have even been frost warnings all over the state. So far, our cozy home in the woods has escaped being nipped by frost. Nevertheless, we have to use heat in the morning and at night. Too sudden? You bet. But this is Maine, and that’s how the weather rolls here.
Fortunately, it gets warm enough in the early afternoon for lunch on the patio. Yesterday, Clif grilled Beyond Beef burgers, and as a side, I had some little tomatoes courtesy of our own Farmer Kev. How nice it was to eat in the sun. (Again, what a change from a mere couple of weeks ago.)
The garden is definitely past its best.
But along the edge of our yard, asters are still in bloom.
And the leaves are just beginning to change.
This is a busy time for me. The proof copy of my YA fantasy Out of Time is in. Now begins the extremely picky task of going over the book line by line to catch any errant typos or formatting errors.