With October “in the bag” as they say, I’m looking forward to a quieter winter. Today I finished the last of a series of classes and then looked around an realized… well, that I didn’t have anything I had to do.

So, I took a hike and got a pedicure

On my hike (it seems like a long time since I visited Canemah) I noticed over and over the changes that have gripped my favorite hike since fall has arrived.

It was also a really great day for birds. They were active and visible along the trail.

Best of all, I ran across “my” owl again.

He sure looks like he’s settled down for the winter. I looked all over trying to find a second owl, hoping that maybe I could spot his mate (if he has one). No luck. I’d love to know if he has a mate and might breed the next year. I guess I’ll just have to keep an eye on him!