The light is shifting. The shadows in the afternoon are becoming longer, and the days are softer, with an occasional chilly night. I am loving these days, after the record heat this summer. The pups are enjoying being outdoors most of the day. I so enjoy having the windows open, bringing the sweet, fresh air in. I've already noticed hints of tangy autumn scents on the breeze.
Purple and yellow flowers take center stage now; black eyed susans, goldenrod, and obedient plant among them. The native muscadines are ripening, and every evening I gather a pocketful on my walk. The pups sniff out the fallen ones, and enjoy their fair share of them too. I'm hoping I'll soon have enough grapes to make a batch of jam with them. This Sunday will be the last Market I'll participate in this year. It looks like it's going to be a lovely day to spend outdoors. Wishing you the loveliest of late summer days!