1. Locals, the gate to the upper part of Millcreek Canyon will be closing early for the season this Sunday. Get your hikes in tomorrow!

2. The Writer’s Almanac tells me that John Keats wrote his ode “To Autumn” on this day in 1819. Read it here–195 years later we’re currently having weather that makes us think “warm days will never cease.”

3. Anyone else have a difficult week? September has been full of ups and downs for me; let’s hope things settle down after the equinox on the 23rd. Hooray for weekends, too.