This is the time of the year that we are surrounded by yellow. Literally. The farm is electric with brown eyed susan's that have naturalized on the front hill, along the driveway, and pretty much anywhere else we don't mow them down. In addition the sunflowers are blooming in a last gasp of summer. The gold finches are here in droves to eat the sunflower seeds and flit through the yard and garden. They will start in on the BES seeds when the sunflowers are gone. The walnuts have started to drop little yellow leaves in the grass as they get ready for fall. I don't know how they make it as they are the last to fully leaf out and the first to start dropping their leaves.
Then there are the garden spiders. Which I always see in the beginning of August (though this year it was the last week of July). They are the beginning of the end of summer to me.... Can't say I'll be sorry to see it gone. Only, as always, devastated by the end of the fresh tomatoes.