When I took this photo a few weeks ago, I felt a little sad because it seemed the end of the season for my beloved hammock. We’ve had a couple of frosts and one quite cold night since. There’s no green left in the trees. Yet all this week the air was warm, the breezes mild. And so when it was time for a break from the sweaty work of cleaning out barns or putting the gardens to bed, I retreated to the hammock to enjoy the view of the clouds.