The signs of autumn are everywhere in Canberra right now. Misty mornings, turning leaves and early season apples hanging ripe on the trees. But summer’s last-minute heat wave is scorching the flowers and wilting anything not rooted deeply enough.
An Instagram buddy mentioned he calls this time of year sautum, it’s sort of summer but sort of autumn, a beautiful in between before the cold really sets in. It’s a time of echinacea, dahlias, figs and apples, fuchsias and early red leaves. Of cold nights and stinking hot days. Sautumn.