It happens every year, and it’s always something of a surprise — about mid-August you can feel that chill in the air every morning — fall is just around the corner. So soon. It was only 2 months ago that it stopped snowing, and now it feels like there’s snow in the air. Overnight temps have been down into the low 40s.
But the hardest part has been that it’s not getting light so early any more. It was easy getting up at 5:30 when it was light outside — and I like getting up so early — it gives me time to take the dog for a walk, get some writing done, water the garden before I have to go to work. But now it’s not light out anymore. Even the dog doesn’t want to get up when the alarm goes off. I’m going to have to grow some discipline someplace before winter (when it’s *really* hard to get up early).
We’re also seeing the beginning of the fall migrations — sandhill cranes, white pelicans, flocks of little songbirds.
Happens every year, and always somethign of a surprise.