This is the view from our front windows these days. Or at least it was yesterday. We had high winds and heavy rains overnight, so a lot of the leaves you see in these pictures might now be on the ground.
Below is the view off the front deck. We're in the process of cleaning the deck up — bringing into the house plants we want to keep, and pulling out the others and adding them to the compost pile. We'll probably have frost and freezing temperatures soon.
From the kitchen window we can see the neighbors' house across the road. I don't know what the bush below is, but it's pretty right now. The neighbors don't live here year-round. They just spend the summer, and then they go back to their primary residence in Blois, 25 miles north of Saint-Aignan.
I'm not sure what to expect of the weather today. More rain, probably. I think by now we have had more rain in the first 10 days of November than we had in all of October — 74 mm, or 3 inches. The good news is that the roof over the kitchen is still not leaking after the summertime repair we had done.
P.S. Walt just checked the rain gauge. We got 21 mm more precipitation overnight. That brings us up to 81 since November 1. This is getting ridiculous.