Even though the autumnal equinox is more than two weeks away (Sept. 23 this year), it feels like we're already in seasonal free fall. Is it the kids going back to school, the vine maples coloring up, the dew that seems to grow heavier each morning? Viscerally autumn has arrived, even though it'll take two more weeks for the sun to cross the equator and signal the official change of season in our Northern hemisphere.
So to cheer me up about how dark it is in the mornings, let alone how chilly, I went out with my camera to capture what is still going strong in my Langley garden. From raspberries to dahlias, it's still summer in the garden if not in our bones....
The daisies of late summer....
Sungold tomatoes ripening (finally!)
Little ghost pumpkin climbing the hogwire screen
Dahlia slow to open in the less-than-warm weather
Purple-leafed grapes bearing fruit as ornamental as the leaves