After a couple of weeks with unusually warm temperatures and high humidity, we woke up this morning to just below 0º with a light north wind. The sun is shining and the humidity has dropped significantly – a fact for which I am most grateful.
There’s a bit of colour left in the ditches and a few red, gold or orange leaves left clinging to odd branches here and there – at least for now.
Farmers, like our neighbour, have been busy doing their final harvest. Over the past couple of days, cornfields have been levelled and stocks and cobs put threw the machine to augment cattle feed for the winter. The resulting mess will be chopped up soon and turned into the soil to augment the fertilization for next season’s crops. Nothing is wasted.
Still, even knowing what will be done and how useful it is, it’s sad to see the decimated aftermath.
Still, there’s something peaceful about watching stems waving in the wind. Fall is winding down; the cold gray days of November are just around the corner. Bur every season offers something of beauty to go out and enjoy.