It has turned cold here. Especially at night, by morning I am awakened by a chill in the house and have to get up to close the windows.
The Oaks in our yard have dropped their first few leaves..the early giver uppers..the leaves towards the end of the branches that had a tenuous hold all summer have given up the fight. They litter the yard..the first of a million or two leaves that will fall in our yard.
The bean fields have turned color.
The grain harvest is almost over.
Large hay bales wait in the fields.
Mothers are off school shopping with their children. The out of state tourists with children have returned to their homes where school will begin soon. Minnesota children do not go back to school until after Labor Day. Years ago the State Legislature passed a law that prohibited public schools from starting before Labor Day because they felt it hurt the tourist industry. Besides that many summer business’s rely on high school and college students for their summer workforce.
Summer is almost over..and Fall is coming on strong:(