... or to cavort with their fellows at the Halloween Festival of the Trees: spotted leering and waving just the other day, as the last of the leaves fell and laid them bare.
Meanwhile, spotted in the blogosphere, which always provides delight and diversion when I'm not up to writing anything myself:
- Language Hat sent me back to a rich and lengthy discussion in the New York Times on the new translation of War and Peace. (My copy, ordered from US Amazon, is on its way - apparently by very slow boat - and due to arrive some time in December).
- And Ernesto at Never Neutral wrote a truly stunning essay on life, art, globalisation and, er, everything.