The quiet or off season has started. Last weekend was our last big weekend of having a no vacancy and now things have definitely quieted down. You would think I would have more time to blog then but I have been working hard helping Amy and Mark get the gardens to bed for the winter and cleaning up all the leaves. You would think that with only two small birch trees on the property there would not be too many leaves but with neighbors’ trees and wind there are always plently to rake and bag. Most of the patio furniture has been stored away so more room for me to run around and with it being cool out – I kinda enjoy having the patio to myself. If the outside is looking a little bare, the inside is in full bloom. The Christmas cactus is flowering (a little early but it has never really bloomed at Christmas time) and Amy is experimenting with bringing herbs in over the winter. So far so good but may have to move them so they can have more sunlight during the day. We are all adjusting to the time change and the fact it starts getting dark here around 3:30-4:00 p.m. but that is what candles are for – create a warm glow inside. Just the time of day to take a break and curl up with a good book or, for me, a comfy nap.