When hot July struggles to keep her hold
Moving toward a hopeless chilled September
Pretending to be summer
As if children heading back to school stir the cold from the sky"
(From August is the dying month, Wanda Swim Strunk http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/august-is-the-dying-month/ )
It feels like the chilled September may have already arrived. The last couple of days have had a decided nip in the air. The mornings are getting darker, the nights are drawing in fast. In four weeks time we will have had the autumnal equinox. Time is moving on.
karvinskianus has really done well in this dry corner and a Verbena Bonariensis has self seeded itself happily in there. The rosemary and thyme is also coming on well.
So that is August, the year feels like it has turned, the leaves are starting to fall. September is on its way.
Thanks as ever to Helen, the Patient Gardener for hosting this meme.