It has been in the mid- to upper-80s all week. . . for the past several weeks, actually. Autumn is five days away, but it feels like it will never arrive. My maple leaves disagree, and are starting to turn all sorts of warm colors. Yes, they do turn early, but I think it has more to do with their lack of water these past few weeks—we were conserving because of the fire. But the fire is out, so I think I'll give the maple tree a nice long drink tomorrow.