Saturday, August 2, 2008

8/2/08 The End of Summer?

Here is a goldenrod plant in full bloom. I don't think I've ever seen goldenrod up close and personal before, I've only heard about it in relationship to allergies. The dog-walking park/field is full of goldenrod in bloom. It's quite beautiful. The sad news is, around here, that's an indicator that autumn is on its way. Legend has it that once goldenrod is in full bloom, it's six weeks until the first frost. How can that be when we haven't even had a real summer yet?? I knew summers in Maine were short, but this one seems exceptionally short. I better hurry and squeeze in as much summer fun as I can.

1 comment:

Marie Rose said...

End of summer??? What summer???? As a Mainiac I can tell you that this has NOT been a normal summer. There may even have been records set as to how NOT normal it was/is with all the rain fall and fairly low temps. I think we only had about one week of summer. How sad:(