Waning Summer

The last days of August are bittersweet for us humans (particularly schoolteacher humans). Nights have grown cool here on the hill, a welcome change from the heat earlier in the month, and early mornings are dark once again. There's still plenty of green to eat, and the flies are not as annoying as in midsummer. Folks are telling me we will have a tough winter, but the critters don't know that yet.

Some, like Bluebell here, are relishing the last of the lazy days of summer.

Others, feeling the hint of fall in the air, feel frisky!

The end of each day brings the promise of rest. We hope your holiday weekend is summery-sweet.