Yesterday, while biking back from the watermelon cutting, I noticed the first strong sign of autumn. I rounded a corner and saw this tree.
This makes me happy. My favorite season, at last! We'll have weeks yet of hot weather, I'm sure. Weeks yet of bathing suits and beaches, sweating and humidity, air conditioning and closed windows. But it's coming, oh yes, the trees are already preparing.
Today Pom Pom starts back to school. Gumbo Lily had a cloudy, rainy day (at last!!) and made donuts and stayed inside. Gretchen Joanna returned from her summer travels. Other friends are buying school uniforms, attending teacher meetings. I leave Wednesday to take Peter to college for his freshman year. (Three kids in college simultaneously. I didn't think about that when we were having them!)
Thank you, sycamore tree! The advent of autumn is most welcome!