I'm sure I'm not the only one experiencing this.
As I drive along the roads here in beautiful Lancaster County I am seeing changes. Already. In August. The sumac and other trees and bushes that change color in September, are changing already.
It's happening in my own backyard.
I took these photos while I was mowing yesterday.
My burning bushes are turning red…
Our Black Walnut trees which always are the first to change and drop leaves are changing now.
The weather has been warm and sunny during the days and cooler at night. I think the poor trees are confused. They think it's time.
The weather is forecasted to stay in the mid 70's to low 80's with perhaps a day or to of hotter weather. The last several years we have had high humidity and scorching temperatures all summer, and August is historically a hot month here. I'm not sure we'll make it to swim at Camp Geezer this summer. They had pool issues which required a new liner, then a new pump, but truthfully it hasn't been that hot to swim. The water is too cold to swim, unless your a crazy person like Lindsay who, along with Joseph, headed over last week just after the fire tanker filled my Dad's pool with water from the spring feed reservoir.
Mind you, I am not complaining. We have the air conditioning off, the lovely breeze blowing through the house, sunshine…what more could we ask for? I love this kind of weather!
We sat on the deck after dinner last night with our guests and drank coffee and tea, and watched the kids play. It was lovely. If this keeps up I'll be able to enjoy the outdoors, usually I hibernate in the summer and come back to outdoor life in the Autumn!
Oh, one more thing! I want to show you this interesting frog I found yesterday in the grass by our fire pit.
He was very coppery, and he had started to move out from this area and then decided to move back a bit and wait for me to stop going around and around this space! Smart froggy! We have lots of toads and frogs due to our creek but I've not seen one this color before.
I saw a forecast for winter and they were saying that it will be colder than normal and more snow than normal, so it sounds as if they are thinking it will be like last year. I'm thinking we better store up as much sunshine in our bones as we can!