Even though the days are still quite warm, fall seems to be in the air. The days are shorter and I am ready for fall decorations and color. So I have begun to place some of these around the house, even if nature has not begun to change much outside.
The weather has been gray and wet today. In fact, rain is predicted for the next week or so here in the south. I was looking through some pictures and came across these shots of the sunflowers taken at the Sunflower Festival this year. Their happy faces bring sunshine no matter what the weather is outside.
Mr. Bumble Bee is busy gathering pollen! I never tire of looking at this amazing flower.
We stopped next to a field where alphalfa was being cut and baled. What a wonderful aroma. The smell of freshly cut hay has a clean wholesome smell that nothing else compares to. Summer 2009 was a good one, but I am ready for fall with cooler days and bright fall colors.