Acorns are falling. The big oak tree just at the lower part of our drive has been dropping acorns steadily for a couple of weeks now. The noise can be startling. Sometimes we think it sounds as if some angry squirrel is throwing the acorns down from the tree. Plunk, when one hits the asphalt drive. Ping when one strikes the wheel barrow at the base of the tree. Thud on a wooden fence post. It's as if we are under an acorn assault.
The clouds in our skies have been quite dramatic lately. Beautiful autumn blues with big puffy clouds. While Kiddo was at tennis I sat under a tree and attempted a sketch of the clouds over a nearby mountain view. The afternoon was just too pretty to sit in the car while waiting.