A little over a week ago, everything was still green.
There had been the tiniest dribbles of rain – a few spots here and a few spots there. The yard was still a dustbowl, but the precipitation was enough to fill the pond. The next day, at minus 11C, it froze.
The red squirrels are busy getting ready for winter.
It precluded a whole day of rain! Total precipitation perhaps half a millimetre. It kept spitting, but there was never enough to make drops of water on the bushes. However, it enriched the colours in the marsh.
Although the rain was paltry, I decided it was damp enough to do some serious burning. Both the existing road, and the new extension that I built, were lined with ugly debris that I did not have time to deal with before.
Some had been burned in the past, but much of that was in the spring when half of it was still frozen into the ground. By the time it thawed, it was too late to burn. So this last week, this is what I have been doing. (I did not want to leave scars in the bush, so dragged everything onto the road. Besides, it would still have been too dry to burn in the bush.)
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