A nice day, still and sunny, in the high 40s, so it was cool.
I got the baptisias and geraniums cut back, and cleaned up other areas. I cut the kinnikinnik and creepers that encroach on the front sidewalk, chopping them back so Jim can snowblow. A morning of tidying.
It's not just that leaves are falling and winter will be here soon. It's drought, technically "abnormally dry" on the US drought monitor for our area. Fall has been rainless and the trees and shrubs are giving up.
It's been 32 days now, a full month, and we have had just a quarter inch on November 1.
Nothing but that little bit of rain since October 7. Everything is really, really dry now.
We were supposed to get rain the other day, but got nothing at all. I'm worried about the trees and shrubs going into winter so dry.
The day that rain was forecast two days ago we never got a drop, but we did get a rainbow!