The first month that is partially autumn is staring us in the face. Thursday it will be September, the month that cheeringly provides us with the autumnal equinox. Hang on, it will be here on Sept. 21. The long range forecast calls for the introduction of more moderate weather, no matter what the official prognosticators at the Paris Pessimist Club say.

We have had a horrid summer, with two months of tropical heat and a lingering drought that virtually ruined some farm crops and made shambles of a lot of our ornamental gardens.

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