The sunlight isn't as intense, the sun goes down before 8pm now, and the air is much cooler which means wearing a jacket almost all the time on the bike. I've even noticed that a few of the trees have already started to turn, like this one we spotted up near Sultan on a beautiful 200 mile ride yesterday. It saddens me that the year is winding down, and it's been a very tough year on a lot of fronts.
"Labor Day Weekend, but already it feels like the end of summer -- perhaps the autumnal chill in the air is telling us this will be the last weekend. The lawns are brown, the garden wilted -- soon it will be back to school."
Well the kids are back in school here, the garden is wilting, the Hostas turning brown, and it's chilly. I have to ask how many more weekends there are and it saddens me.