Winter is on its way and I’ve been scurrying around like a crazed chipmunk, trying to get things done before “it all goes to hell”. Up and down ladders, fixing fence posts, picking apples, setting out my snow shovels, buckets of sand, etc. Yesterday I picked most of the apples from one of my favorite trees, tossing the nasty ones into the compost pile. This morning I decided to make applesauce — easier said than done! Hours later – and 8 quarts canned – I finally returned to the studio to peck away on this one. Had to quit about 4:30 — it was so dark it was getting difficult to see. Ah, Winter, I see ye coming!