Change Of Seasons
Although I wouldn't say we've actually had a summer this year, it seems that we are already headed for fall. Our foggy weather has darkened each morning for weeks and kept our temperatures down roughly ten degrees below normal.
Here in the West, we don't have the brilliant red and burgundy leaves of the eastern fall, but we get our share of yellows and oranges and, as brighter cultivars are developed and planted, we are even seeing a sprinkling of those colors, too.
I was surprised, when walking home from Sunday breakfast in the village, to find leaves already turning to fall colors as we walked along. Normally, our color waits for very late September or early October to begin showing up.
I know we still have some long, warm days ahead because our warmest weather comes in September and October, and the bright fruits and veggies in the markets will cheer us for a good while yet, but here's the first little hint of short days to come.