Autumn's cooling and colorful days are a welcome break from the white intense heat of summer. This year we've broken or tied or sorts of temperature records and it will turn out to be one of the hottest summers on record. July was the hottest month ever recorded and August continued in that vein to continue the streak of days over 95.
But, August's skies offer full study of white in all its shades, tints and tones. The clouds play, bringing to mind shapes, foretelling the weather and painting the blue canvas with every shade of gray. In August the light starts to soften, and defuse, the heat takes frequent breaks, and nights become noticeably longer.
I love September, the changing of color from summer's green, to autumn's golds, the softening of light, the golden glow of the air, and the cooling days, but I confess to shedding tears September 1st.