The light has definitely shifted.
The sun comes up later and goes down earlier,
this combined with the smoke from fires
in SW Montana and in Idaho
and with the foliage color changes
contribute to this soft golden glow
that we are experiencing.
It is stunning.
It imbues a feeling of gentle softness and comfort.
Here is some of the bounty of the community.
People have walked in off the street in my tiny town
bearing these offerings from their trees.
Our office candy dish is full of pears right now and my desk
and the kitchen counter are loaded with these
gorgeous gems, italian prune plums.
I don't have to pack much for lunch.