To be honest, I did not enjoy the summer in Berkeley. To wake up to those foggy, chilly, sunless mornings put me in a dismal frame of mind. But September, ah September is splendid! I wake up to refreshing, earthy air and bright sunshine.
I love to go out on these lovely mornings and check on the garden with my morning coffee. On Saturday morning I took my camera to the garden, too, and this is what I got as the sun was coming into the backyard. (All photos are straight out of the camera, by the way, just adjusted for size)
a sprouting row of radishes
a "Rouge vif D'Etampes" pumpkin, glowing in the dawn light
dewdrops on clover at the base of the pumpkin
pumpkin leaf, backlit by the first strong rays of sun