This might be my favorite season here yet with it's lingering frosty mornings, golden grass and emerald greens. We spotted three river otters frolicking just up river from us one early morning. I've watched for them every morning since, in between hollering at the kids that the wood stove is hot. Apparently I've made quite an impression as it's become their favorite (and pretty much only) word. Stopping to call out "haaaaa" and wave their hands about frantically whenever approaching the general vicinity of the wood stove.