We have buds on the trees.
Some trees are beginning to go brown on leaves around the edges. The only trees that are losing their leaves are the horse chesnuts which are dying anyway.
In previous years, we have put the heating on before the end of September. We have yet to put it on at all, and today is October 22nd.
Someone said to me the other day, "Some year soon winter won't come at all".
Well. It's doing a pretty good job of not coming so far.
It feels frightening. That's all.