I thought I detected the slightest shift in the seasons yesterday, while we were out walking. The breeze was cool and the light softer than it was a couple of months ago. The blackberries are early and plentiful this year, and we picked enough to add to strawberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants to make a Summer Pudding. The leaves are losing their vivid depth of green and taking on a slightly faded, tired look, as thought all the colours have been turned down a notch.
I realised with a bit of a jolt that high summer has slowly become late summer, without me really noticing, and autumn is not that far around the corner.