Officially Summer is over, although one would never guess by the warm weather we've been having here. For me, it "feels" done when Eve heads off back to college in Vermont, which she did the Sunday before Labor Day.
The weather folks have been deliberating whether this part of the earth is going to be hit with an El Nino this year. First they said yes, then they said no and now it appears they are saying yes again. The rain would sure be helpful for our parched earth, despite mudslides that will most likely occur here within the woodland.
A few of the sign posts indicating the approach of Autumn have become evident by shifting coloration in the oak leaves and the presence of abundant acorns.