Cold and rainy and finally October!

I listened to the rain during the night. It was steady and to the point that we have water on the back sidewalk.

The other day, while I was in the car, it went from 73 to 63 degrees within a twenty-minute period.

This morning, the temps showed that it was under 60 degrees.

Stewie and I dealt with drizzle and it felt like October.

I really have to start thinking seriously about my transitional activities as we clear out the garden and patio so that our furniture is protected.

I have most of the plants in, the only one remaining is the passionflower that I need to disengage from the playhouse pergola, cut down, and clean and prepare it for its indoor stay.

The pond needs to have the filter removed and cleaned and the pump as well. The aerator needs to be taken out.

Because of the major rain, the pond is high and the koi are swimming where they never swim. The clarity is not great, as it never is after a heavy rain. That should change momentarily.

I think I am going to give up on my quest to capture the skunk. He has been non-existent, which is fine with me, and I have a solar light established in the back to come on when there is activity, apparently skunks don’t like that.

The kayak carrier, on MK’s car roof, has to come off. I had good intentions but used it only once. Oh well…

Luckily, I have help with my leaves; the lawn guys will do that and cut down the plants that need cutting.

Whether we like it or not, the reality of the coming winter is present and we need to act accordingly.

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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