The chipping sparrows that Winter around our place started returning on Halloween, a bit earlier than normal. Soon dozens of them will take over the yard, forcing the "regulars" to share...grudgingly, at best. We've also had an Eastern bluebird or two plucking insects from the front yard. Yesterday & today an Eastern phoebe alit on our porch railing--a first here at the Hermitage. For a few days we had a couple of indigo buntings around. Like the blue grosbeaks I spotted in late August, they're normally seen here only in April, when migrating north. It seems like now they're starting to hit our yard going both ways.
In art news, I sold 3 paintings last night at Arts Evening (hooray!) and I'm now onto preparing for a solo photo show in Hammond, LA (details TBA.)
Astronomically speaking, tomorrow Mars is in conjunction with the last quarter moon. We're also in the middle of the Taurid meteor shower, which makes up for low quantity with high quality; long, slow-moving, potentially colorful meteors and sometimes even bolides (aka; fireballs.) Nov. 12th the moon will be in conjunction with Saturn. Get out there & have a look.
In blogging news, my 2nd blogaversary was Nov. 5th.