Summer come back!
I noticed the light change last week. Tuesday or Wednesday maybe? I walked outside after work and it was different. No more haze. Everything was sharp and clear. The trees in the distance were not blurry anymore, but crisp.
The mornings are cool and the overnights as well. I put on a long sleeved short on Saturday night. I start to get a little panicked every year about this time, as I notice more and more the slide of one season into another.
If you click on this picture to enlarge, you should
be able to see about 9 or 10 cicada skins clinnging to the underside of the Virginia Creeper leaves. They whirr all evening long and are almost deafening at times. But that is a sound of summer to me and I will dearly miss it when it's gone. Note the very long shadow of the chicken at, oh, about 4pm. I miss the long days already.
The garden is starting to fill up with these garden spiders. I must watch myself while bending over and picking tomatoes or pulling weeds. When we get back from our vacation, summer will be over. It might still be warm, but leaves will have started to change and we will pass farm stands offering mums and pumpkins and corn shocks. Summer just goes far too fast.