Late summer has a definite mood to it. The weather is still warm, hot even, but there’s sometimes a coolness in the air when the sun is down.
Crickets and Katydids are louder than they were before. Something is going on, you can tell it while walking out in the country.
Grasses are lush and prominent.
There are some different wildflowers blooming, heralding a change to come.
They join the high summer blooms, mixing in with more familiar sights.
Prairie flowers are peaking- but more about them in a post coming soon.
Birds are singing less than they were earlier in the summer. While some late-nesters are still at work, some early migrators have started south already.
Change is coming. Although early autumn may hold onto some of summer’s warmth, enjoy it while you can…the seasons will be changing, as always.