late September

After a couple of weeks of below average temperatures, including first frost – albeit only light – 19 September, we are now enjoying a burst of Indian summer.

24 September Large flights of geese passing over the garden, accompanied by cicadas sawing away in full voice, after a couple of quiet weeks, and not the usual end of season running down noise. Also juvenile cardinals and goldfinches begging food from their parents. Migrating warblers still passing through in small numbers, but lots of robins and vireos along with large flocks of goldfinches and starlings.

Dahlias still blooming well although the few flower buds on Kenora Macob have yet to open.