September is still Summer for us. Summer it is! Autumn doesn't officially come until September 23rd. Even then, we will still have warm days into October. We are seeing subtle signs of the changes about to begin. Even though we've had 90 degree days and humidity that makes my hair grow when we take our morning walk, we see the changes happening. The lamp in the living room is turned on earlier. The sun comes through the bay window at a different angle.
The leaves on the big oak tree out front is suffering from lack of rain. The trees are dropping their leaves to save water. Grayden and Samuel have already mowed and bagged leaves for compost. It's quite early for that and even though it hasn't been a week it needs to be done again. The black gum always drops its leaves now, but not the oak. We don't water our lawn so of course it is brown. The plants in pots are now getting daily watering as I can't bear to loose them so early.
Do you get the Sphinx Moth visiting your flowers? They look like a small hummingbird and are so industrious!
The morning glories are just beginning to bloom on the trellis.
The dry weather doesn't keep the fall crocus from blooming.
A combination is
Of Crickets—Crows—and Retrospects
And a dissembling Breeze
That hints without assuming—
An Innuendo sear
That makes the Heart put up its Fun
And turn Philosopher.