It was a nice day for walking dogs (though I have no dog, and walking a cat is pointless.) The big clouds ranged from white to steely gray, but there was always plenty of blue sky on which they could display themselves. Birds were even more numerous than dog walkers, out enjoying the cool autumn air and singing loudly about it. My favorite local birds, the acorn woodpeckers, were especially abundant. They mix much play with their seasonal gathering and storing behavior-- or maybe they were just bickering over choice acorns. I have no idea what actually goes on in their tiny brains. All I know is that I find their behavior diverting.
It's getting cold fast, and tonight is the night I promised my feet I would let them stay warm by keeping them in the living room. I'm going to let this room get very cold and see if I can fire up Sluggo later, and let him download some mail that's piled up. I hope he isn't too cranky after his long hiatus.