here in northern california fall is subtle…days of warmth and clouds, cool nights until the nights are downright crisp and then it rains. we all wait for the rains, hoping they will come indeed and save us from drought and on the other hand, won’t flood. we hope for, as in all things, that delicate balance of nature. in any case it’s beautiful and mysterious.i am of course running about, tarping stuff, shoring up for winter, finishing off fall harvest, and preparing for winter crops.here at the bookstore we are all ready for two fine author’s studio gatherings. specifics coming soon.