Summer was short. The rains of fall started early and I'm wondering if we will get any Indian summer. Gardening has been hit and miss. On some rare dry days, I'm trying to take cuttings and divisions and bring in plants. As this is our Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend, I am preparing a small dinner of local harvests for just the three of us and daughter's boyfriend. Thinking of our family farther away, we chatted with eldest daughter on her birthday yesterday and this morning with daughter in the UK. Life continues on in its own steady rhythm within our little world while in the greater world beyond we hear the rumbles of economic and political storms.