I added cinnamon to my coffee grounds enhancing the sense that fall is near. I've opened the windows to let in the cool morning air and smell the damp earth below the grape vines. The artichoke plant is releasing large, white "faeries" that settle in the garden beds, tangled amongst the cantaloupe vine. Mourning doves coo and leaves move gently in an inaudible breeze. No bees have come to the mint patch yet, it's still too cool. I'm in a jungle of green that is showing signs of yellowing. Change of season is so exciting! I want to bake and make stews and chili. Tonight we'll have fried green tomatoes!