Wednesday, August 26, 2015

You just know..

You know the summer is turning towards fall when...

...the goldenrod turns golden.  Last evening was the first I found some that had turned color.  I’ve been keeping an eye on it, waiting for the green seeds to turn golden. The arrival of the goldenrod and also of the purple-flowered thistles are a sure sign that late summer is here.  

The change that has the most impact on me, and possibly on my readers, too, is the every-shortening hours of daylight.  It’s dark when I walk the dogs in the morning, and I now have to rush to clean up after the evening meal if I want to walk around the mountain before it gets dark again.  And this is only the beginning of those shorter hours of daylight. I suppose that’s a small price to pay for the next season’s cooler temperatures.  Still, on some ideal earth with a different tilt, I’d order up cooler temperatures AND longer hours of daylight.


Scott said...

Cooler and longer days! You've got my vote, that's for sure! Some of our goldenrods here further east have been in bloom for about two weeks but, in general, the fields are just now coming on strong. The arrival of the migrating nighthawks is another unmistakable autumnal signal for me.

Just a note: When you said that the "...the green seeds to turn golden," I think you meant "the green {flower) buds to turn golden."

Carolyn H said...

Scott: You're right! I was going to check on that and never did. Thanks for the correction!