Yesterday, I worked in the yard and pruned my roses. Here's the last bouquet for 2007. Even the roses' fall colors are rich and vibrant. They bring a bit of sunshine into the house today. Outside the wind blows and rain pours. It's hard to transition to colder, wet weather. It makes me want to hibernate and read. I'm reading Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper. It's a well crafted, thought provoking novel about a family struggle with daughter Kate's cancer and her sister, Anna, who was conceived to save Kate's life. It's written with lots of insight into coping with a chronic illness and dealing with life-death issues.