Lunchtime: A moment's pause
This is an autumn canteloupe...
At bottom right is a brown leaf from my remaining evil Norway Maple, which has begun to shed leaves at last. And of course, cucurbits hold off blight as long as they can, but at top left we see that this canteloupe plant has succumbed.
Nevertheless, the stem on this canteloupe is no longer green, so it's ready to go and will be sweet. I'll have it with some fleur de sel.
Winter is coming. But not yet, oh Lord, not yet.