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.