I covered the last of the basil & peppers with a tarp last night, then brought them in this morning. The weather was clear this morning, with a mist over the river that burned off early & we had a couple of hours of sunshine before the clouds moved in. Raining now, temperature in the 30s. Many of the maples are completely bare of leaves, but the oaks are still green, with other species ranging through all the reds & yellows. Leaves fall in numbers as I write this. Filled the bird feeders yesterday & I've seen nuthatches, chickadees, a harry woodpecker & a few finches. There are still a few Canada geese hanging around & the crows are setting up winter quarters in the woods. We've had a few evening fires in the wood stove over the last couple of weeks, but yesterday was the first time we built it back up in the morning. The stove will be going pretty much continuously now until mid-March.