Fall didn't last. It's become colder and the wind and rain are here. Often we ease into winter with a few days of rain, then a day or two of sunny weather, then rain again. Last fall we had a wonderful run with that intermittent weather lasting well until the end of October. But no, not this year.
There's a fire in the fireplace, the down comforter is on the bed, and I've taken a few extra quilts out of the cedar chest just in case. The birds are gone to a warmer place. I loved summer so and now it's gone.