D and I raked and raked, the leaves still fell all around us, the air crisp, the sky a Mountain Day blue. The activity did not have its usual futile aspect; the pile we raked and created felt like an accomplishment.
It will be great to step out into weather this morning for an amble around, maybe taking the trails with E's dog. I feel much better up and away from my desk.
But, a little black cat has fallen asleep on my lap; I hate to wake her . . .