Tuesday, September 11, 2007

First of the Season

This past week I saw my first signs that the seasons are changing. The leaves on some plants are beginning to change color. The temperature does not feel like fall. It is in the high 80's today and the humidity is high. But, it looks like a blustery fall day outside today. It is overcast and the wind is blowing. It is much too warm to be that blustery day when you step into the open air. If this picture is any indication the beautiful, crisp days of fall are not far away. Other signs that fall is near:
  • hours of daylight are definitely getting shorter
  • daily high temperature is inching downward
  • nights are a little cooler
  • annuals are looking spent in the flower beds
  • neighborhood kids are coming home in long pants, polo shirts and toed shoes -- not shorts, tank tops and flip flops
  • local organizations are up and running once again
  • time for a warm cup of peppermint tea

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We really have noticed the shorter days, the plants fading out in the garden, and the fact that the sun is setting much further to the southwest. The cooler mornings are also a good sign. I love it. Looking forward to sharing a cup of peppermint tea.