It was here this morning--a covering of frost on the car and the lawn. Now we know it is really autumn.
I took a ride to my daughter's yesterday. She was busy preparing and painting the floor in Kristen's new bedroom. My son-in-law had put the windows in and was working on siding the house exterior. So it was play time for grandma and the kids and we were off and running for the day--plenty of silliness and fresh air. I slept really soundly last night. I probably wasn't the only one. Great to have fun and feel useful at the same time.
Today was spent doing some "put the gardens to bed" chores. It's a process, a work in progress. The garden I can most easily see from the house is still ablaze with marigolds and phlox so I can hang onto that summertime feeling a bit longer even as I put the sandals in storage boxes (ready to load into the car for the trip to Florida in January) and pull out the thick socks.