|SUMAC LEAVES BEGINNING TO TURN|
|SENSITIVE FERNS TURNING|
|PAPER BIRCH LEAVES TURNING|
Saturday, 8:45 AM. 74 degrees F, wind WSW, calm at ground level. The sky is partly cloudy with high, thin white clouds. The humidity is 46% and the barometer is rising. It will be a warm late summer day, and worthy of an evening convertible ride.
Signs of fall are beginning to be evident, perhaps a week or so early (as will be the apple crop). A lone highbush cranberry on 10th and Manypenny is outrageously colorful. Sumac leaves are turning. American chestnuts are ripening. Birch trees on Myers-Olsen Road are yellowing, as are sensitive ferns in the roadside ditches. Last evening there were turkeys along Hwy 13, and the deer were so active I drove under fifty all the way to Cornucopia and back. Several day s ago there was a huge raft of Canada geese on lower Chequamegon Bay. Fall is on its way.