I love autumn, it's a beautiful time of year. It's the season of my wedding annivesary. It's the time when my firstborn was born! The only downfall, is that it means leaving behind summer, which I love so much more. So in my garden, I try to keep those summer crops going as long as possible. Today, with acceptance, I went out and pulled the tomatoes. Normally, they would last until the first frost. However, many nights in the 40s, combined with endless stink bug bites, and my tomatoes are done. Correction: they are beyond done and begging me to put them out of their misery. They are moldy done. You get the picture. So with my Fiscars pop-up gardening bag to catch the debris, and my clippers in hand, I proceeded to pull them out. And with that one small act of cleaning the garden, I had to accept that Summer was officially over. Never mind the low 80 degree temperatures we're hitting today or the summer-like humidity, autumn has arrived. Sunday's forcast shows that today's temps are just a fluke. Even my cold weather veggies are emerging in the garden (carrots, radishes, spinach, romaine, broccoli). So bring on the pumpkins, and hayrides, and Halloween decorating. Wait a minute...my zucchini plants across the yard think it's still summer. Hooray, they're still cranking out huge zucchini. I can live out my summer ending at least a little longer.