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Here it is, the end of August.  Summer is coming to an close and the signs are everywhere.

The flower pots around my deck are starting to look very tired.

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Or maybe it is just me that is getting tired of watering them.

The garden has received some good rains so the flowers there are still doing well.

A bed of bachelor buttons,

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echinacea,

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hollyhocks,

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and a sure sign of the end of August,IMG_5026

sunflowers.

The vegetables are still doing well too.  I have been enjoying potatoes, carrots and swiss chard.

The beans will be ready to pick any day now.

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They are late this year because the first planting froze out.

I also have some new lettuce that is almost ready to eat.

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Whether or not I will be able to enjoy all these vegetables depends on not getting caught by a sudden frost.  That is a very real possibility.

The trees and shrubs are starting to turn color.

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It is very noticeable on our walks.

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The green isn’t as bright and has a yellow tinge to it.

The sheep are still enjoying the fields though.

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Another sure sign is the sight of smoke across the field on the cooler mornings.  Not from a forest fire, thank goodness, but from a wood stove taking the chill off the cabin.

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Such a good idea I had to try it myself.

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Now that is a welcome sight and feel.

I am sure there are still some warm summer days ahead, but the end of August always feels like a turning point.

Get ready for fall…it’s on its way.

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