the f word

All indications are, it's on its way.

  • from the corn and onion harvests to the ripening tomatoes
  • from the appearance of the grape hyacinth leaves, ready to brace themselves for the cold, to the winter pansies appearing on nursery store shelves
  • and don't forget the sudden abundance of garden spiders. They must be getting ready for something -- where do they go for the winter anyway?
Don't let the warm, sunny weather fool you, it's just around the corner...