As harvest season looks to its last month, the loom of winter settles over rural Eastern Ontario, including this farm encompassed by the rich jewel tones of autumn in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. The Canadian Farmers’ Almanac released their winter predictions and warn, “for much of Ontario, expect to see wide swings in the weather pendulum, from very mild to very cold, and periods of tranquil weather mixed with occasional spells of tempestuous conditions.” Despite these weather warnings, Ontarians, like their hearty landscape, will brave the storm and continue with business as usual.       Carruthers photo