The black-eyed Suzan’s smiling face is brightening the roadsides – and signaling the end of summer. In Arizona, of course, the usual feeling is “isn’t summer over yet?”
The hills are drying out from the rains and turning brown.
Yellow flowers and dusty highways …
The last blooms of Jimson weed …
The bugs have enjoyed the leaves.
My agave has over-grown his pot, which is about two feet in diameter and he will now have a permanent home in the yard – I had this by the front door, ouch!
One of the maple trees agrees that summer is over – here’s the official sign that autumn is on the way – the first fall leaf!
Until next year – goodbye summer!