Still haven't gotten the hang of blogging.
Anyway with the state of the economy I find it hard to remain optimistic but I do have faith in people and America. I just read an interesting article that you might want to check out. It is along the lines of "Paying it Forward". At least that's how I interpret it.
Garden-wise we are having a beautiful autumn in northern California. High 70 to mid-80 degrees. Unfortunately we do need the rain, but the cool nights and stressed trees are resulting in good leaf color.
Stress relief through gardening!
The Eclectic Gardener