Sunday, August 16, 2009
Even though I was hot and sweaty in the muggy air, walking the dog this morning I noticed a subtle shift. A group of geese gathering, but not the family groups of early summer. The road under all the oak trees littered with smashed acorns. I noticed the abundance of berries and crab apples on the trees instead of the garden flowers. And the Sunday paper was fat with back-to-school fliers. And some squirrel or chipmunk left this cracked walnut on the step.