Yes, I can tell it's coming. Acorns are falling, we hear the loud 'ping' as they hit the metal roof of the storage sheds, the propane tank, and the pergola roof. Leaves are changing and falling almost immediately. It was the summer that never was here. We had so much rain, 7 inches over our normal rainfall. I think the robins and wood thrushes left in July and we haven't seen them since. The hummingbird female may still be here - at least she was yesterday. She's been intrigued by a small ripe tomato on the plant outside the window. I've watched her buzz around that tomato so many times. She's sure anything that color must surely have some nectar - lol
This week, I heard some branches snapping in the woods and spotted this buck rubbing the velvet from his antlers.
I'm Pam and I live in the Pocono Mts in NE PA with my husband of 36 years. We have a half acre wooded lot and a small log cabin home. I LOVE hostas. I run several co-ops each year to buy hostas wholesale from growers. We currently have over 1,000 different varieties growing in our yard plus other shade tolerant plants.