I say it’s still summer

Posted on September 11, 2009


Signs abound that The Season is over. The week before school opens tourists with children vanish. Over at Pine Hill Nursery there are hundreds of mums in every color imaginable, and some beautiful little saplings in full scarlet regalia. 

Red leaves at Pine Hill

It’s a good time to plant trees, but too late to go to the Garden Cafe. It’s closed for the season.  Summer People are pulling their boats and docks out.  You can find a parking place at the Eastport Market and a booth at Sonny’s.  Here and there trees are beginning to color.  Each morning we see a few bright leaves fallen on the path. 

But I say it’s still summer.  The last week has been sunny and warm and the forecast is for more of the same.  The markets are full of local corn and tomatoes.  Torch Lake is blue, blue, blue, and the Bay is clear over corduroy sand.  I love this time of year.  I think I’ll go swimming today.