It is still cold, maybe a slight frost this morning, but fear not - it is set to warm up in the next few days so we shall get a bit of respite before winter sets in. On the TV weather map that blue cold seems to be receding Northwards and a pleasant orange surging up from the South so let's make the most of it.
I have changed my vet and now go to one whose Surgery is ten miles away through the lovely countryside of Wensleydale. This morning I had to be there with her for ten o'clock for her annual injections - we just made it by the skin of our teeth. The Autumn colours on the journey were exquisite - especially the Horse Chestnuts. I rather think the Autumn colour is a little later this year - it is my birthday tomorrow and usually it seems to fall when the colours are at their height. This year they seem a little late. Is it the same where you live?
This afternoon friend S came to take Tess for a walk and I am certain Tess heard her car come in the end of the road because she got up and went and sat by the door. Over the past few weeks I have especially noticed just how acute her hearing is. L also came to point up round the base of my bungalow - where it meets the path. Especially where the bungalow faces South the concrete had cracked. Now L has tidied it up nicely. I have this need to get these jobs done before Winter sets in - I can imagine that if I had lived during hunter/gatherer days this is the time when I would have been stocking my larder with game I had caught (can't imagine it would be much; I am not any good at catching a mouse in a trap).
Well, when I rise in the morning I shall be another year older ( 87 ) -sometimes it all gets a bit depressing (especially when winter is near) but as we say - the alternative is worse.