The annual pool-closing ritual has been performed and the dearly departed artificial swimming hole has been laid to rest. After almost 20 years on the West Coast, and almost 5 years back in Western Illinois, I still am a little remorseful about the coming of winter. And, fall is a gentle reminder that I need to repair our snowblower!
I FINALLY replaced the bulb in this side yard lamp. It is activate by a solar cell at dusk. I have lots more little things to do to prepare for the coming of cold, but not enough spare time to do it!
These are the final day of open windows, something I miss during the winter when the furnace is active and during the summer when air-conditioning is required. In Southern California we were able to have windows open almost year round. Ah, the smell of fresh smog. I guess I don't really miss that. : )
The yellow tree was likely planted here for its ornamental properties, but now that its grown larger, it is really too close to the house. Sadly, I think I need to remove it.
Enjoy the beauty of the Midwestern fall!