so, how is it possible that it's Labor Day? The question here around Seattle is not "where did summer go?"...it's "summer, what summer?". Seems like we went from spring to fall overnight. Today it's a chilly 56 and raining. But despite all those cool, cloudy days, my flowers were in their glory...brilliant hues of hot pinks, periwinkle blues and lemon yellows. For me, summer means flowers....I long for my sweet peas to bloom just to inhale their heavenly fragrance, to see what colors the hydrangeas will be, to watch my bright blue bachelor buttons open after coaxing them along from seed. And, of course the battle with the slugs and snails :) As all these beautiful blooms fade in the next few weeks, I'll be planting my fall pansies with their cheery faces, and hoping that maybe, just maybe we'll have some sunny, Indian summer days.