The red squirrels have a number of piles of pine cones built for the winter. There has been some gathering of the geese on the lake, but nothing like the giant gathering before they leave for the South, and the leaves are down. Sure looks like winter, and on days like today, it sure feels around the corner.
As I write, it is snowing a bit more than an hour to the North, and tonight the local flakes might gather briefly. The stiff winds have been of some help. Yesterday the leaves were blowing themselves into the woods, eliminating the mulching with the tractor. The birches are totally bare. The tamaracks found a few miles away had needles last week, and they still might. Will check tomorrow. Plans are to get some planted here so we can extend the colored season as they turn after the rest.