Temps sank to 33 last night so an actual frost is just around the corner. The trees around here have begun in earnest to turn colors; plenty have already fallen. Old Man Tree takes his time to change over for the next season but the changeover is splendid.
Some leaves have fallen. I will clean them up by mulching them with the mower.
There will be plenty more leaves for me to rake but I don't mind. The view from the back deck is one of my favorite things about Sassafras House. It never fails to please me and is a tonic in all seasons, a reminder to stop and admire all that Mother Nature provides.