It is Autumn here at the mansion, so it is our tradition to have the help (mainly me) put out the bales of straw and the scare crows. It is nice to dress the place up a little bit with the yellow flowers. Yes, a lovely addition. Here is a close up of the arrangement for your enjoyment.
The trip aboard Amtrak's Southwest Chief is past the planning stage and into the all paid for stage. My reservation is complete and I will head out the first week in December. I am kind of looking forward to getting away and enjoying Los Angeles.