It's blustery and warm with an undertone of coolness. Fall coolness. The flowers of fall are in bloom, still colorful and bright, but also seeming a bit softer in tone than the flowers of summer. Maybe it's just the change in light that makes this seem so. Echinacea, schitzostylis, anenomes are coming into there own along with the second full bloom of roses and the last of the daylilies. It still feels more summer than fall, but it's clear that soon it will be the opposite. The days can be pretty hot still but nights are downright cold, and this morning I felt like I needed gloves on my walk with the dogs. It's a terrific time full of tensions between seasons. But I know which season will inevitably prevail in the coming weeks. It's time for glorious fall.