I drove down to the far corner of the state last weekend. I noticed two things by the side of the road as I drove.
The lack of rain this summer was very evident in the cornfields along the side of the freeway the entire length of the drive. The corn was dry, brown, and shriveled, much shorter than it should be at this time of year, too. It’s been a long, hot summer.
But the other thing I saw was that some of the trees are already changing their leaves. Not a lot of them, and not brilliant colors yet, but it’s starting. Is fall already here? or is it just another sign of the long, hot summer, that the trees are so exhausted from a lack of rain that they’re going to shed their leaves early in self-defense this year?
And if fall comes early, can winter be far behind?