Really not ready
Scattered frost tonight over the entire state. I hope we are missed because there are 4 nice cantelope that will need at least another week to ripen. Hard to beat home grown cantelope.
Days have highs of the low 50's. Suppose I ought to start the wood burner. Cat has been sleeping outside at night since April now she keeps checking out the basement where she prefers to sleep in winter. She goes down and wanders around for an hour and then wants out again.
If you like muted browns and bright yellows and russet colors, now is your time. Forgotten how many species of goldenrod we have in the state but they are all blooming. Maximillian sunflowers along the roadsides with wild asters popping up in unexpected places and if you look at the prairie grasses there are so many colors of red that an artist would love to have a palette of those colors, sure could paint a fall scene. Our new england asters haven't started to bloom yet, will need a few more days.
We don't have the beautiful red and red shades on the leaves of the trees have to be satisfied with yellows but we get so many shades of yellows that it is O.K.
Now that I think about it, it is only 6 days til fall. That was a short summer.