As I've said before, every time the sun comes out here, you really owe it to yourself to get outside and enjoy it. Right now, not only are we having sunny skies but we are also having unseasonably mild temperatures. Yesterday was breezy, so everything was also very dry. Callie and I really enjoyed our evening walk.
All the grapes have now been harvested, as far as I can tell. The leaves on the vines are just beginning to take on their autumn colors.
Below, Callie looks like she's about to be whisked off by some kind of luminous spaceship. It's like she can't believe her eyes.
As Walt mentioned, this week we're having a special trash collection for things that are too heavy or cumbersome to be easy to take to the recycling center in our little Peugeot. Here's what we're hoping to get rid of — two leaky old rain barrels, some rotting window shutters, and the remnants of the big old concrete barbecue that had started to fall apart, and so on.
We hope all the things we've put out by the road will qualify for pickup. Somebody already came and took many of the metal objects, including the old TV antenna.