Pagoda Dogwood after the rain, showing signs of the coming of autumn.
"Gardeners celebrate the influence of time. If we have had a late cold spring followed by a desiccating drought, autumn may be the most soft and golden for years; one poor season will sooner or later be compensated for by another." - Susan Hill and Rory Stuart, Reflections from a Garden, 1995
It has been a hot, dry summer. I look forward to a soft and golden autumn.