The peach harvest is long complete and August heat and absence of rain has all of my garden contemplating an early fall. A few peach tree leaves have begun to turn.
The rest of the yard shares the peach tree’s sense that things are too dry for a lush fall. This week's forecasted hazy and hot weather won't ease conditions.
A wet fall would aid in bringing color to the leaves but the longterm forecast doesn’t offer much hope on that front. This week actually promises to be hotter than usual, just as I have less time to relax in the backyard. This is perhaps fitting for days to be spent indoors getting ready for students to start classes, but I’m still sorry to see the summer end.