I don't think it can make it's mind up right now.
On the one hand, all day today we found ourselves seeking shade at every opportunity. And yet, as always seems to happen early September, it's like someone's flicked a switch and the evenings are suddenly no longer inviting for sitting out on the deck. After weeks of non-stop outdoor living, we are back to eating meals indoors.
Yesterday evening, we were out picking our first blackberries. Something that should have happened a whole month ago.
Then today, we went to the Saanich Fair, which always, to me, signals the end of summer.
What a topsy-turvy season.
The Saanich Fair has become an annual favourite of ours, even though most of it is now familiar and predictable. There's big sheds of livestock, arts and crafts, and all the usual displays you'd find in a country fair...flowers, vegetables, home baking, preserves...as well as a wide assortment of stalls and endless varieties of food stands.
Because we've seen it all before, we asked the kids if they wanted to bother this year. Megan, especially, insisted. Here's why...
Of course, going to fairs like this has its attendant perils. There's always the danger of coming home with rather more than you intended to.
Please welcome two new additions to the family: Midnight and Liquorice.