21 October 2014


All the spiders really get busy all around the vineyard in late October.

Maybe they're building webs this way all summer, but we don't see them the way we do now because of the heavy dews of autumn.

20 October 2014

Dew, not rain

This photo shows a late-season rose touched not by rain but by dew. Well, that's changing today.

We enjoyed a summery weekend. On the news, they are reporting that the last time it was this warm here in October was in 1954. I took the sensible advice that French Girl in Seattle gave me and put off until later the autumn gardening chores so that I could enjoy the last day of our very late 1014 2014 summer. Today's forecast: damp weather and falling temperatures. That's normal as La Toussaint approaches.

19 October 2014

The remains of the garden

Every day, I tell myself that I'm going to go out and pull up the plants (such as they are) left in the vegetable garden. And every day, I find something better to do with my time.

Besides, the weather is downright summery right now. Callie's enjoying it too. Pourvu que ça dure... encore un peu.