Tuesday, August 31, 2010

After the Rain

I’m not sure how long we’ll have summer in the mountains. The signs are all around, if you know what to look for. One of them is rain and it rained yesterday!

There are wildflowers still blooming in the garden, they are past their prime and there are not many signs of new blooms.

In addition there are fewer yellow blooms in the garden. Yellow tends to happen at the beginning of the summer; by this time of year, the blooms tend to be lavender from lupine, harebells and asters.


Lastly, the leaves on the trees are tired. They have not changed color yet, but it’s just a matter of time. The weather guesser is saying that we’ll have one night below freezing this week. If that happens, then the green leaves will turn to gold. 

Labor Day is the “official last day of summer” in the mountains. This year summer might be a few days sooner. Drat!

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