In a happy surprise, today's weather is much nicer than the forecast predicted (clouds). Yet Gunnar and I are slogging through some deferred work from earlier in the week. In my heart I agree with Nathaniel Hawthorne, who said,
I cannot endure to waste anything
so precious as autumnal sunshine
by staying in the house.
May we finish quickly and move on to more pleasant things!
In the meantime, I'm bringing in as much fall color as I can, against the darker days to come. I love these Chinese Lanterns that grew right next to the front porch, and somehow escaped the marauding deer.
In the right light, they really do seem to glow :D
Even the ones that have begun to die are fascinating.
We will go pick more carrots, and more tomatoes. These ones are finishing their ripening in the sunny front window. (Bananas do the trick. They give off a gas that helps the tomatoes.)
And what are you doing this fine, fall weekend?