You know we are progressing into Autumn when the nighttime temps begin to drop. This morning, it is around 40F outdoors (and indoors, the temp is 64.9F...Brrr....) But, the daytime highs are still balmy from the mid-50's to the mid-60s. The sun is still tracking high enough in the sky to give us strong heat on a sunny day, but the breeze and shady areas are cool.
This is the time of year when you bundle up in layers so as to shed some clothing when in the sun, only to put them on a few minutes later when entering the shade. And, this transition toward winter leaves us desiring a nice, toasty wood fire, but settling for a fast walk on the elliptical with a weight-lifting session thrown in for self-warming.
There is no way we are turning on the indoor heat or cranking up the wood stove until November! At least, that is the plan. Whether we stick to it, only time will tell;-) The reason is that we don't want to "waste" the wood as most of it was hand-chopped by Drew, and that was a lot of effort. We'll use it when the outdoor temps tank.