Albert Rusch

We’re well into October, and there’s something of a nip in the air. Maybe it’s the darker days that seem to be settling over the town, as Earth’s axis tilts us away from the sun a little more.

Fall is finally here, leaving a handful of us joyful for the cooling weather, glad for the upcoming fall harvests, and exchanging lawnmowers for rakes.

Summer is finally winding down, with moderately warm weather and patchy rainfall the unwavering norm (cue the boiling hailstorm).

Summer’s been surprisingly cool as of late, though I hesitate to have this printed in any sort of widespread publication, lest I place a jinx on the weather.

Summer’s either getting warmer or wetter, but it can’t seem to make up its mind on which it wants to be.

The snow is melting, the skies are clearing, and small glaciers are beginning to slide around under their own power in shadier areas, like cold, sleepy vampires that melt in a hurry when they final

The banners from the Global Art Project currently hang in the large window facing the train tracks, mutely saluting the tons of steel and spray-paint that rumble past the building on occasion.

Think spring! A seed-starting gathering will be held at the Altamont Free Library on Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m. bring your own containers, scoops and the seeds you’d like to start.

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