19th October - Friday

gorgeous image lifted from tumblr (not mine)
Fall is definitely in the air - leaves are turning and dropping already. It is supposed to be peak leaf season in the Blue Ridge mountains right now, but not sure we can get up there to see them this weekend. The Blue Ridge Parkway is usually congested during leaf season every year anyways. Our trees here at home are about halfway turned. I want to bake an apple pie, eat anything pumpkin flavored and there is a distinctive nip in the air that tells me it is truly Fall. if only my obnoxious neighbor would stop running his old crappy car and making that awful racket that disturbs the peace in the neighborhood, I'd be quite content!

Currently 63F outside and a sunny sunset is upon us.


Quick catch-up. The weekend at Battle Abbey was fun - but rain stopped play. English Heritage had to cancel the Sunday event because it had rained so much on the saturday - the battlefield was a sea of ankle-deep mud.

Still, we had a good time, even if it was more like the Somme, not Hastings.

This week weather has been up & down - from hot sun to pourimg rain.
Welcome to Autumn!

photo by Mark Thistlethwaite - before the rain set in!