Without a doubt, the last week has brought a true taste of fall. The tips of maple trees are already turning a fiery red, humidity levels have dipped, and nights are cold enough that it’s tempting to pull heavy blankets down from shelves. In my own garden, in a truly strange turn of events, a few irises in our front beds decided September was a good time to unfurl. Is it the drought? Who knows. But as this month’s photos show, we’re soaking up as many of these fair, flower-filled days as we can get. What’s blooming where you are? — Emily Spiegelman, Digital Features Editor
I don’t know when, precisely, this happened, but we’ve turned a corner toward fall in our little corner of the world. Day length is lessening, mornings feel autumnal, and there are a few grand maples I pass every day that are very clearly turning
You might not yet be aware of this phenomenon, but there are an awful lot days in a year. The number of days has stayed the same, but now, there are the other days to think about. There are serious days and
What a difference a year makes! Last year at this time, we were feeling the effects of drought on plant, animal, and humans alike. This year, we’ve had rain so often and in such big amounts that we’re floating — sometimes literally: But with the … Read More
June is, indeed, bustin’ out all over. It only took a few days of swampy air and soaring temps for those blooms to pop! This month, irises and chives, poppies and peonies dominate, but a few of us are lamenting the lateness of things that … Read More
Oy vey, spring! Enough of this pretty relentless string of chillier-than-usual, gray and rainy days. Sure, we escaped a repeat of last year’s stone fruit-killing cold snap (and fruit growers in our region are promising a season of epic production), and all the … Read More
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