It's been a long, hot summer--not much different from any other year here in Phoenix--but the 90-degree days were getting really old. Today is our first day with a high in the 70s! Another sign that it is finally fall are all the ripe pomegranates in our backyard. This year we definitely have a record crop. And the birds have all come back to the garden where I can watch them out the window--even an occasional cardinal!