* What joy! I tidy the east end of garden #4--rake the dead leaves off stones, ferret leaves from under the lilacs, create a red brick barrier, comb dead grasses. Muscles aching, I finally go inside when the wind picks up and begins to play with leaves.
* Later I sit in the sunshine surveying my work while the dogs roll in the grasses.
* I brush leaves of the rosemary when I walk by.