Archive for September 17th, 2011

The Last Full Weekend of Summer

It seems like just yesterday when flowers began to open, grass awakened from a slumber, and the warmth of the snow broke through from a long, cold winter.  As I enjoy the last full weekend of summer, I’m experiencing mixed emotions.  The warm, yet vibrant, foliage colors of Fall and the near-perfect weather are simultaneously relaxing and exciting.  However, feelings of impending cabin fever lurk just beneath the surface.  Weather bleeds into other seasons, so the delight of Fall will soon be interrupted by cold, harsh winter weather – even if the calendar doesn’t agree.

Twice I’ve had to resist the urge to drag bins of autumn decor from their cozy hideaway in the basement, because the calendar month still reads, “September”.  Dare I rush the end of summer?  I think not!  Fall will be here soon enough, so for now, I sit here with every window of the house opened allowing each room to benefit from nature’s air freshner.  A slight breeze, the sound of children playing and birds chirping, the hum of a neighbor’s mower, and temperatures in the low 70’s are the perfect backdrop for the last full weekend of Summer.

How are you spending the last full weekend of Summer?

CC