This Corylopsis is one of the many plants that are pushing new growth in response to three weeks of rain following a hot dry summer. This morning I actually noticed flowers on the Styrax obassia in my back garden (in Adelphi). I've never seen that before. Ever.
Fall has finally arrived here. Last night the temperature fell to 45F here. That's 13 degrees above freezing, not the 19F of International Falls, but nice and cool. Wow. It's supposed to stay at least seasonably cool for the next couple of weeks and beyond that....well, we ought to be safely landed in fall.