It's always an October phenomenon. And as bitter as it is, it's beautiful too. And the way it smells...love. Crisp and snowy, with an undercurrent of smoke. Love, love.
What I also love: The tile is done. Finally! After eight hours of grouting on Thursday, the patio is completely finished. On one hand, I don't ever want to do anything like that again. But on the other hand, I know how to lay tile now, and that feels like an accomplishment.
Leaves have already invaded and I was too lazy to sweep them out of the pics. Oops.