The house is silent. (except for the crazy clock Holly bought for her bathroom. Tick. Tick. Tick...)
It's raining. The dogs are looking out the window. (grateful they're inside, I suppose.)
Here's a favorite snapshot of the year. One of our dear students, Lindsay, has had a profound impact on Salem College. Her legacy is proudly captured here.
The sad update here is that a couple of days ago the baby and the egg were missing. I looked for him around the base of the bush but concluded that only predator is to blame.
On a related note, it's probably not a good idea to put a bird feeder near a bird nest - my guess is that will attract unwanted pests rather than refuel momma bird. ( :-( - How can I explain this to Tessa? )