Saturday has dawned bright and very cold. The first hard frost of the season occurring overnight. Any flowers still blooming are now done and we will be pulling up lots of blackened vegetation.
A sad mood today. October 13th is the date of my mother's birthday. She passed away 9 months ago. I shall fill a vase with her favorite pink roses and try to spend the day with smiles and not so much with tears.
Also a year ago today my brother suffered the first of two strokes. He has made progress in some areas, but has permanent disabilities in other ways. But he is still with us and that is something to celebrate.
Nature is always amazing. This morning as we were having our first coffee, we heard the most raucous sound overhead. Thousands upon thousands of starlings passed directly above our house, filling the sky like an enormous black cloud. The sounds of all those wings and chirps and squawks was astounding. Despite the cold air coming in, we stood at the open door for a bit to enjoy this sight.
Bright blessings, and enjoy the weekend.