No Indian Summer for us this year. The summer was hot, but short, and constant renovations in the backyard meant that I couldn’t take Rusty outside to enjoy sitting on the grass in the sunshine to watch the birds. It’s been steadily getting colder since September, and definitely more miserable outside. Temperatures for the past two months have been consistently three degrees colder, although overnight temperatures have been slightly warmer. Today it’s cold and raining… again.