When I got home a squirrel was again eating a walnut that had been cracked by my car. Please to note: tree rats seem to have gained the ability to make use of tools. It isn't by accident as I have seen them leaving walnuts as offerings to the car nutcracker. This was a nut I ran over this morning on the way out from the walnut tree two houses down.
In garden news I still have a few plants holding on, a violet is still flowering and so is the front door snapdragon. The display subdued but there.
The Parriota persica was in fine display as well. Do love the fall color on members of the Hamamelidaceae family
And I found that I was a landlord without knowing it -- I owned an apartment house.