The sub-freezing snap we’re having has confused the trees; here is a gingko tree that dropped most of its leaves before they had a chance to change from green. 🌱🌳❄️🍃🍂

Gingko tree

Gingko leaves

I have two quotes about voting in my collection, both from Robert A. Heinlein, unsurprisingly. The first is my favorite; here is the second, from To Sail Beyond the Sunset: 💬

A perfect democracy, a ‘warm body’ democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback for self-correction. It depends solely on the wisdom and self-restraint of citizens … which is opposed by the folly and lack of self-restraint of other citizens.

If you’re in the US, vote. Make good choices, people.