Most of my life these days isn't happening outdoors. Instead, I'm staying inside and looking out the windows.
Today I'll go out and rake up some maple leaves (I'll be thinking about Canada, of course, and our trip to Montréal last spring). The leaves need to be raked up before it rains again. We've had three or four dry days now, after the deluge of La Toussaint last weekend.
Looking out the front window...
I was too exhausted to rake leaves yesterday, after a couple of very early days. The elections are over, both in France and now in the U.S., so now we can settle in and see what happens over the winter. There are big events coming up in France, and then there's that famous fiscal cliff (la falaise fiscale ?) in America. There is going to be a lot of squabbling. We'll all need to be rested up.
...and the back window — both photos from a couple of days ago
Oh, I changed my banner to keep up with the seasons. That was my main blog work this morning. It took a lot of my energy as I struggled to place the text on the image so that it was readable.