Only the oaks, beeches and the birches have any leaves left in the little woods. It makes for a nice sunny walk, but it's starting to look like it will look until next May. That's life in the north, I guess. Or my chilly corner of it, anyway. In the big city near here, they're forecasting the first frost in the next couple of nights, but my garden had frost weeks ago. It relieved me of having to care for my frost-tender plants for the last month, if that's any consolation (I guess it is).