So here we are deep into fall once again, the trees are still the same and there is a slight chill in the morning that can only be the remains of some coastal fog. My sunflowers are way past their prime and the lawn is starting to look like an old shag carpet that has seen better days. I traded a chicken for a pumpkin today, halloween is near. With the semester in full swing I thought it would be appropriate to show some work I have been doing recently. These one week assignments have been valuable to my current thoughts about my advancement in spring, I think of these as formal investigations.