Early this morning I was driving in east county out in the farming area. Looking back west, I could see snow capped mountains blanketed by the 15" that came down the last few days. The sky above me was a beautiful blue then suddenly it looked like someone sprinkled pepper overhead. Hundreds of blackbirds flew up out of a field and over my head, bellies full of grain and ready to go further south.
It's turning into a long fall. Maybe soon there will be a long fall blowdown and all the leaves will be gone. But today, beautiful!