It is the time of russet. A reddish brown hue dominates the mountains.
Most of the vivid reds and golden yellows have fallen. Brown is taking hold. This is largely the doing of the oaks I think. They linger til the final moment having the last word, but never say a cheery goodbye.
Inside the cozy cabin the drywall progresses. Now I could end up with mice trapped inside the walls. Mr. Mouse in the floor was quiet today, but I saw evidence of chewing. There was a little bit of suspicious rigid insulation dust near one of the seams.
The back kitchen wall was also completed. You can see the tongue and groove ceiling of the kitchen and bath. A decision was made a while back to do the main living room ceiling in tongue and groove planks to just stick with the theme. The loft ceiling will be drywalled.
Things are getting sealed in and sealed out of the cozy cabin. The lady bugs have begun to arrive in search of cracks and crevices to spend the winter. Last year they swarmed the cabin by the thousands. Not so many this year. So far.
Then there are the bats living under the eaves. My siding and painting only bothered them momentarily no doubt. Everyone is moving in for the winter but me.
The Fothergilla up here is totally yellow with a tinge of brown. Could it be a different species than the ones at Client #1's? They are a nice native shrub and I have eyed this one to dig out some of the suckers. They tend to grow that way as a habit. The suckering is pretty mild and they hold a single shrub appearance quite well. Oh I should check the other pretty Fothergilla for suckers that need to be weeded out.
Out there is a garden waiting to be. I have a couple of sacks of leftover bulbs to plant from Bulbarella's digging this season when I find the time.
I will need shrubs too. The Fothergilla will be a nice addition.