Ready or Not, Here It Comes

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We have had the odd day that is warning us that Autumn is approaching.  The nights are cooler and the daytime temperatures aren’t very high.
There is still about 4 weeks left of summer on the calendar but there are signs the next season is slowly starting to creep in.   The changes are subtle, but if you look you can see them.  Some mornings are foggy and folks are starting to wear sweaters for part of the day.

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The evening primrose is turning red,  The bleeding heart is fading right away.  The Lady’s Mantle and Iris leaves are browning off and the sedum is starting to blush a light pink.

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The goldfinches are starting to look a little duller.  More of the winter visitors are staying longer in the garden.

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The blooms are fading on the heliopsis, zinnia,and sunflower.  Seedpods are forming on other plants.

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Leaves are changing colour and some are drifting down onto the green grass.  The golden rod and wild aster are in bloom.

The garden sill looks really good, but just these little tell tale signs tell us that ready or not, Autumn is coming.  It is rather like playing the game of Hide & Seek, you might not be ready to be found but it happens anyway.

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