In case you were wondering if summer is really OVER...we are inundated with first year Robins, migrating south along Lake Michigan. There are at least twenty in my front yard, eating the berries from the cotoneaster (sp?) and another hundred in the back yard, hunting for worms and bugs and eating seeds off the coneflowers. Tap-tap-tap -- one is in the gutter at our front door. Most are still speckled young birds.
Meanwhile the large potted geraniums at the front door are begging me not to discard them, blooming like crazy. They are holding off the red-headed moth caterpillars with 'feathery' antennae (or 'antlers' as someone on the KT once called them during a self-admitted brain cramp).