No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,

No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! –

November!….Thomas Hood

Thanks to my Vermont friends; Mary Azarian has a woodcut poster of this Thomas Hood quote and I love it.

Three nights of frost have done in my dahlias and all my winter wear is out.  Most of  the leaves are down; you wouldn’t guess we raked this weekend.  We haven’t started the wood stove yet…but it is seriously on our minds.

Hard to believe this a month ago…