Now, to happier things.....
One of my favorite late summer flowers is the Rose of Sharon.
This year, they seemed to have bloomed exceptionally well. I took these pictures with my iPhone while on an exercise walk through the West Side of Binghamton, New York.
Some trees are already starting to turn here in upstate NY and it is only the end of August. Is it the drought? Or the first manifestation of an early fall? Only time will tell, and I'll be here to blog about it.