Despite the chilly, wet, gloomy weather, it was a nice weekend:
I was blessed to get enough done at work, and be held up enough by waiting on other people, that I could work from home for a little while on Saturday instead of driving in. Made the weekend feel a whole lot longer!
This autumn has been fascinating, and a learning experience. Because until we got the cold temps this weekend, the entire fall has passed without a frost, or even getting that close. Which led me to observe that the trees have changed color in a different order than what I am accustomed to. Usually the maples (silver and sugar) are among the earlier trees to change color, but this year they have stayed stubbornly green, while the ashes and elms have preceeded them in turning golden. Even the oaks are starting to change, but the maples must be triggered more by the frost than by day-length. I'm curious to see what will happen now that it's finally gotten below freezing.
Thanks to having more time this weekend, I got more writing done in 'TFE.' Delighted to be down to only two chapters (and the epilogue) remaining, while my word totals have reached 80,000. Looks like this novel will be really close to Hope's Passage in overall length, as that one is around 89,000 words. I'm getting excited!!
Yes, indeed! Very happy that I will probably finish it this year.
I noticed yesterday that the basswood/linden trees are even more stubborn than the maples, though I think they might be a later tree anyway. But you noticed that even the sumacs were late this fall.