This morning's walk with Heidi was relaxing. We took a road that has very little traffic on the weekends and I let her little doggie nose pretty much take the lead. I love to watch for the little details of change at the end of summer. Tiny, tell-tale clues that the fullness of summer is drawing to a close.
These pears are a great example. They grow alongside the road in several places near my neighborhood, and they never really get much bigger than this, making it hard to tell when they're ripe. I might try to pick some this year, tho, and see if their tiny package is disguising big flavor.