Clouds and rain showers on and off all day. I'm running the dehumidifiers again. I had them all broken down and put away for the winter, but had to break them out again. I don't remember a Fall before where the leaves were still on the trees in November, and it was muggy and humid.
Ordinarily, by now the leaves would all be gone, and I'd have done the final cleaning of the parking pads and the roof gutters.
But this time around, there are still red and gold leaves on the trees. We had one week of decent , cold weather and then went right back to this near 80's during the day and mid 60's at night.
The rain has been more frequent than usual for this time of year, so the ground is soaked and the air is humid.
The chickens are happy, there's more bugs than they can eat. That's another problem with late and mild winters.
You get a real plague of insects in spring if the winter is not fairly cold, and even worse, the snake population explodes after a mild winter.
Besides, I like the snow, and it doesn't feel like the holidays when it's all muggy.
This is my wife's "plant room" which doesn't have plants in it now. We're using it as a tool room. All of the walls are heavy glass, including the stained glass piece there on the side. We fit that in because it turned up at a salvage store and my wife liked it. Seems a little out of place to me, but it's lasted all these years so no complaints.
You can see from this picture of the meadow, that it just doesn't look like winter.
Instead of everything being gray, there's still a lot of color out there in the woods.
It is pretty, I'll admit that, it just isn't how it's supposed to be at this time of year.
I shouldn't be complaining though, I still have some winterizing to get done, especially on the well.
I took this picture way down by the gate today. I don't know if you can see her, but in the very center of the picture is one of our calico barn cats. I was surprised to find her all the way down the mountain. I suppose I shouldn't be. There's a little spring flowing down by the Jeep trail, and right behind her it makes a pool where a lot of animals come to drink. Probably a fun place for cats to hang out.
I said a couple of days ago that I found it very strange the investigation on the Las Vegas shootings has simply disappeared off the radar screen. Apparently, I'm not alone in wondering about this.
Today is November 4th, which is the kick off date for the Antifa "Revolution in the Streets", something they are also hailing as "A Civil War." The New York Times ran a full page add for them.
When you listen to them, you have to wonder just how stupid they really have to be. They've been acting out and they've been getting away with it. With Soros and his lackey's paying their bills, they can do damn near anything they want to right now.
Thought for the Day:
I wonder if history is about to repeat itself?