Winter is how officially threatening to arrive. While today was another nice day with temperatures touching 50, Thursday and Friday have alerts already for possible snow. The storm is off some, so specifics are light, but here is one of the potential spots for some snow. One forecast has 1-3 inches after 2/3rds of an inch of rain. That changeover is the risky part. Winds are on the forecaster’s minds, too.
The squirrels are packing the sunflower seeds in like mad. I suspect some set of trees in the woods is just solid sunflowers inside. No red around, so no pine cone piles this year.
The geese are still on the lake, but in small numbers. The main groups seem gone as I thought. Two swans are still hanging around, but the river is the wintering place if they stay. Mud Lake freezes tight while the river has open water in a few spots.