In the UK, summer ends on August 31st. That makes today the first day of autumn for us. Of course, it will still be summer when we get back to the US...it's the first time we've experienced season-lag due to transatlantic travel.
It was warm and sunny today and a whole lot more summery than the last few days have been. However, when Exile #2 and I escaped for a little walk this afternoon (a walk we first did together a little less than twenty years ago) the hedgerows along the largely disused Cassington Lane seemed to have got the memo about the season change.
We saw rosehips and hawthorn berries, sloes, crab apples, hops and other fruits of autumn.
We also saw a field of wheat looking ready for harvest. I took this shot:
A few minutes later as we walked back down, we discovered that we weren't the only ones who thought so: