The yellow waxy leaves are falling now. Perennials are dying back for the season. Roses have bloomed very little this summer owing no doubt to the short spring, if spring you can call it. Days are hot while the evenings and nights are growing cold. The Lady’s children are confused; should they prepare to retreat before the coming winter or stay to enjoy the Indian Summer? We have declared war on the Earth, believing in our arrogance and stupidity that we are her masters. When all is said and done she will adapt, and she will win – sweeping us away as easily as we destroy her forests and pollute her waters.