The trees in my back yard have officially dropped all their leaves, with the exception of of few...however they are far from bare. The leaves have been replaced with dozens and dozens of little birds, mostly finches, who are chowing down at my bird feeders. I try to keep out plenty of fresh seeds for them...I would hate for them to go hungry. In return they give me endless entertainment as they flutter about and communicate with each other with their tweets and gesturing. I haven't seen many cardinals or woodpeckers yet but I'm sure as the weather gets colder and they run out of things to eat in the woods, they will begin visiting me. Aren't they lovely?