We have had some really warm weather this fall and a lot of rain. Finally the leaves are starting to turn and it is getting colder. The corn harvest leaves behind fields that are filled with stubble, some old dried out stalks, and ears of corn. There are bright purple asters here and there and some flowers with little white blossoms. I always like the way the dried out grasses blow in the wind. This time of year is refreshing in its coolness but also brings a tinge of sadness as the days get shorter and winter approaches.