Someone upstairs keeps flicking the seasonal light switch between summer and fall.
It reminds me of when the teacher used to do the same thing to get our attention and settle us down. The cooler temperatures are beginning to win over as the summer heat is tempered and we are once again eased into apples and pumpkins and fireside coziness. At this time you can find sunflowers in abundance at the markets and delis. I love them because they remind me of the summer heat even as a cool wind blows through my open window.
They also look great by themselves. One stem. Two or three. They seem comfortable in their independence.I found this beautiful red variety at my local Dean & Deluca. And while everyone is now busy after the long summer it is nice to have something so simple and impacting to put in a vase and bring cheer to the apartment.