In which I document the goings on in the vicinity of my window as a way to amuse myself while plodding through a truckload of readings and trying to write

Date: 24 September 2011
Time: 4:58 pm
Condition of leaves: dead, or dull green mottled with dull orange, or dull green. see photo from three weeks ago for comparison.
Surround sound: squawking birds, rustling leaves, slamming car doors, barking dog
Feelings triggered: melancholy, with a hint of apprehension