Still stormy

(131:  Cloudy with spots of sunshine.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)

Early this morning the furnace kicked in for the first time this season.  The rain and gusty winds continue.  And the sunflowers are almost finished for this year.  The birds have been chowing down on the seeds and it won’t be long before it’s time to cut down the plants.

I’d like to get out and work in the garden, get it winterized.  Unfortunately the weather has not been cooperating.  M and I also need to do some work back in the woods where there are large branches and whole trees down.  The pond needs some help from us as well.  The weed growth this year, in spite of the cool summer, has been tremendous.  We’re thinking of doing a drawdown this winter in hopes that freezing will kill off some of the plants.

Hopefully the weather will clear up soon.  The gray and gloomy weather make it difficult to maintain a sunny disposition.