Oh how I can feel all the big and more importantly little changes that are lurking out there. Fall is I am afraid creeping up on us. Everything always changes with August 1 . . . . These long light shadows are at 6 pm . . . The Cricket song that has taken over for early morning birdsong, the birds that have already left on their long trip to the south. Joe Pye Weed and Jewel weed are in their Glory. The wild parsnip and Queen Annes Lace is fading on the roadsides. The gardens are filled with Black-eyed Susans and Tomatoes are starting to grace the dinner table. Everything outside is starting to soak up the sun, to feed upon the earth to prepare the beds and nests for the long winters rest. Spring and Summer oh they are a fleeting. Nature brings such joy and color and sound, it pushes us to explore with all our senses and teaches us about the cycle of life. The Golden Rod and Nettle lift their flowers to bloom and tower over us. it is as if all the outside world is getting ready for a great trip. So don't miss these changes, enjoy and take pleasure in each and everyone of them. Get outside and soak up the sun, the wind, the sounds that fill the air and all the big and small beauty there is to behold.