A cold rainy gray day yesterday reminded me that summer's nearly over. Labor Day weekend is fast approaching and everyone is shopping for back-to-school supplies. Summer's flowers like those above seem to burn with an extra brilliance now that the season is turning. Our summer's not been as hot as I like although we've had some nice hot days. But I'm thankful that we've also been spared the extremes of weather experienced by so many this year resulting in floods and hurricanes and droughts. I hope your summer has been a good one.