I don't know what happened this summer but it seems to have never happened. We had Spring that lasted for about 5 months and now we are into Fall. It has been a fairly nice Autumn so far with mild weather and a few short showers. It was a bit cool for a little while but that seems to have subsided for the time being.
With all the nice weather we thought we'd go out last night and do a family photo again. What we hadn't planned for was the swarm of aphids that awaited us at the location. It was bad. In the photo below you can see them reflecting the sun in the right hand side of the image. First it was mosquitoes earlier in the year now it is aphids, great. Oh well what can you do? At least it's not snowing yet right?