The Hostas are gone. I know this fact will not interest you in the least, since you do not have hostas outside your window! But perhaps there is something else in your own yard or neighbourhood that you use as a beacon of the changing seasons. For me, the two huge hostas outside our living room window where I sit every morning while finishing my coffee are a huge part of the changing seasons.
I have to apologize for not leaving many comments when I visit your blogs. google is upset with me these days and will often not let me sign in when trying to leaves comments. Sorry, I will remedy this as soon as I can!