I hope you are all doing well and had an enjoyable summer! It is getting near spring here, evident by the pink flowers of the blooming peach trees. Yet the weather in the Highlands is still very cold! Some days, when it is cloudy or windy the temperature doesn't get much above 65, and when the sun is out it will get maybe up in the 70s. The crops and grasses are brown and have died down, but the pine, eucalyptus and other evergreen shrubs remain as a presence of green.