I'm not quite sure when summer came this year. I think it was here for about a week toward the beginning of July, maybe. This year's weather has been very wonky, from our mild winter, to our never ending spring, to our summer that was cool and rainy nearly every week. This past weekend we had gorgeous weather, sunny and upper 70s, definitely not the usual for late August in these parts! We decided to take advantage of the near autumnal weather and take a walk around a nearby lake. The foliage, blooms, and critters showed us that they don't quite think it's autumn yet.