Today feels like fall- the first rain in two months. The days get shorter, neighborhood children prepare for the first day of school next week and I notice subtle changes in the garden- the colors soften, spider webs spread between plants and leaves start to dry out.
This morning, we sketched at McMenamins Edgefield. The sunflowers were bent over heavy with their fruit. Blackbirds kept coming back to eat more seeds.
Dahlias graced the paths of the herb garden,
Birdhouses added character.
Here's my interpretation of the blue birdhouse in the above photo-
It's hard to see summer go but I do like the sense of new beginning that fall brings.