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Nature Watch, 9.1.21

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Watercolor by Nona Estrin.

How to reconcile our summer pleasures with undeniably longer nights? A cool morning, when mist rises from the valleys? We’ve grown accustomed to late afternoon swims at Wrightsville beach, and dinner at dusk in the evening air. Ahh… but anxiety about the coming season is soothed with the flavor and abundance of sweet corn and ripe tomatoes — and apples, now becoming juicy and flavorful in every hedgerow!