This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Late summer or early fall?

The trees may not yet be telling us that summer is over or nearly over, but other plants are. The corn is ready for harvest.
 Now is the time to enjoy mums.
 Wild sunflowers attract bees and other insects. Goldfinches love their seeds.
 The asters are blooming. Seeing them bloom causes mixed feelings. They are pretty but they also signal that summer is over.
Saturday's Oktoberfest is another sign that summer is over. It started as a celebration of a wedding, but has continued because people like harvest festivals with lots of beer. Another festival marking the end of summer is The Feast of the Hunters Moon festival. Everyone should go to at least once. It takes place Oct 3-4.

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