The grass is still green and the fall flowers blooming, but most of the apples and many of the leaves have fallen from the apple tree.
It’s been a gloomy Fall so far. Cold damp days with little sun. I started making small fires in the woodstove to heat up the house and have turned on the heat in my studio for the first time since the spring.
I remind myself that these are the cozy days. We’re all beginning to find ways to warm.
A mouse chewed a hole in the siding of my studio, looking for a winter home. (I’ll patch it with a piece of metal flashing.) The cats are cuddled up together on the wicker chair again and the donkeys will start growing their winter coat.
I wrap my hands around a warm mug of mint tea to keep them warm as I write this. Time to start something new. Maybe a quilt or potholders. Maybe something about being warm.