This Oct. will has been the driest one on record for MN! Up to now there’s been just about no rain, & it’s been pretty warm (regarding that it’s October in MN!). However, the only thing that never changes about nature is that it’s always changing, & a few days ago, it got really cold, it started raining & it pretty much hasn’t stopped since! Also there have been some major windstorms. It appears that it’s getting colder just about everywhere. Check out the weather in Montana at http://montucky.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/fall-colors-in-the-valley/#comment-21013, although I am sure it’s just the same nearly everywhere else!