Late season gardening and a Move 2008 update

(Today’s view of the pond.)

The Wooly Bears may be right.  We may well have a mild winter this year.  Certainly autumn has been a mild one so far.  We’re having another burst of Indian Summer this week.  It’s very pretty and warm outside today.

The nice weather spurred me on to do something I should have done (and finished) a few weeks ago:  Get out in the garden and do this year’s final weeding of the asparagus bed.  I spent about an hour out there and got about half way through it.  Tomorrow is supposed to be just as nice (a little warmer, actually) so I think I should be able to finish it up then.  It depends on how long I have to stand in line to vote.

I’ll be so glad when this election is over.  I have had enough.  I can’t believe how obsessed I’ve been with all things related to the election.  I don’t think it’s a good obsession, either.  It’s quite stressful.  I’m torn between hope and something that almost resembles depression or, at least, resignation that there is no hope right now because people are still responding from a place of fear rather than a need for real change.

My goal when this election is called:  Take a long vacation from the news and all things political.  I need the break.

(Near the back of the pond.)

Here’s the Move 2008 update:

  • Total mileage for the year:  912.818 miles

Less than 100 miles to my goal.  Woo-hoo!

(The creek at the back of our property.)

After my session on the treadmill this morning I took a cool-down walk around the property.  Most of the leaves have fallen, but there are a few trees back in the woods that are still hanging on to their foliage.  They are fairly well protected from the wind, allowing them to hold on for a while.  The yellow one pictured above looks brilliant against the backdrop of grays and browns in the woods.