|Whatcom Falls Park|
There are early signs of autumn everywhere these days. My garden is pretty much drying out and someone keeps forgetting to water it. Perhaps the trees in the picture are turning color, not so much because of the date, but because they are stressed from lack of water. We walked this morning in Whatcom Falls Park, and the temperature was just about perfect, cool with a slight fog. I did check when I got home: it's just plain old fog, not smog. That's still to come.
Our beautiful couple of days of cool weather are going to leave, starting tomorrow, with a shift in the wind projected to bring us smoke from the forest fires once again. It looks like it will be bad, with offshore flow, no respite from the heat, either. But we are losing more than three minutes of daylight every day, as we make our way slowly toward September. Labor Day is just over two weeks away, can you believe it? It signals the unofficial end of summer in the US. The beginning of fall is just around the corner! (September 22)