Earlier this week, my wife and I took a quiet hike along one of the trails at the Cincinnati Nature Center. The morning had started off cool and crisp, but by the time we made it to the trail, the temperature and humidity were already climbing. Fortunately, most of this trail was in the shade, but when we walked along open fields, the heat was quickly felt. This is typical of September in Cincinnati so we weren't too surprised by this.
It was quite apparent as we walked that the summer had been a hot and dry one. Everything looked tired and dried out. Even the air felt that way. Signs of fall were everywhere. The leaves on the trees had that blanched look, most plants had gone to seed...summer was on the way out....fall was beckoning.
Leaving the trail, we commented that we needed to come back in a couple of weeks as the leaves starting changing. Fall won't be as colorful this year, but I'm sure there will be lots to see.