In this part of New England, farmers normally cut hay three times in a season. With luck they may cut four times, weather permitting. The final haying will be sometime from mid to late October. The photo shows a field, part of which has been recently hayed. Another part has been planted with corn.
A quick voyage on Narragansett Bay from Pawtuxet Cove to Hog Island and back. Disclaimer: The actual time on the water was quick, but spent more time on the island. Total time of trip: ca. 2.5 hours.
There’s a time when the sun
no longer feels warm
and an extra layer of clothing
replaces shorts and sandals
for the first time since spring
the furnace fires to ward off
the morning chill before rising
the sun rises ever later
it’s still early for winter gear
but lingering thick morning fog
foreshadows frost and worse
time to supplant cotton with wool
the change in the air is not just weather
it’s a far more frightening change,