The hammock is going to come down today because it is getting to cool to lay out in it anymore. Regardless of when the calender says fall starts the smell is in the air here in the mountains. Tomorrow will be September and that is one month in the mountains that can be totally unpredictable. It can snow, the wind blows frequently, and generally it is the nicest month out of the year. Temperatures are seasonable, and it is refreshing to be out in.
The lettuce and spinach has been harvested as can be seen by the empty garden box. We still have swiss chard and zucchini. We have had at least two meals with zucchini and there is more ready for harvest. With the cool nights it doesn't grow very fast this time of year. It gets down to the high 40's at night and has now for the past couple weeks. That sure does slow down the growth cycle.
So regardless of what the calendar may say, fall is most certainly here. In a couple weeks the leaves on the aspen (photo's will be taken) will all be a beautiful yellow/green, and then they will start fluttering to the ground. It is a great time to be outside as much as possible.