"The summer knows ...
one last caress
it's time to dress for fall ..."
~ "The Summer Knows,"
Theme from "Summer of '42"
~ Michael Legrand, 1971
Bright pails, a melancholy mood ...
A few autumn leaves scatter around pails
left behind by children catching tadpoles
in the Jordan Creek at Trexler Nature Preserve,
On this September afternoon it reminded me
the waning summer will soon give way to fall.