Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Winding Down of Summer

I have a love/hate relationship with the end of summer.  

What I dislike about summer ending...(hate is such a strong word for this):

** end of BBQ and grilling (meat and salads are such a great combo!)

** waking up to warm sunny mornings

** sitting outside at night and watching the stars

** boating

** summer clothing goes in storage

** end of a bountiful fruit season

** leaves...falling....all over the yard

** putting socks on

** my house empties with students back in school

** my routine goes out the window and flexibility & relaxation reign supreme

What I like about summer ending and autumn approaching...

** soups and breads

** anything with pumpkin in it

** cinnamon/spice/vanilla/pumpkin smelling candles

** pumpkin spice lattes

** crisp mornings, cool afternoons

** leaves turning and the glorious color!

** snuggling in a blanket in front of the fire

** tea

** holidays approaching

** warm sweater weather...comfort clothing

** putting warm, fuzzy socks on

** my house empties with students back in school :)

** routine

See what I mean...

I know technically we have another month or so of summer...but here in the Pacific NW, the weather really does take a turn the last week of August, first week of September.  You feel the chill in the air and know those hot lazy days are coming to a close.  September is gorgeous here - it can be warm and pleasant and is always a nice transition to the colder months of winter.  When the rains hold off, it is a special time.

What do you like (or dislike) about summer it a new season for you?  I like to reflect on God's goodness over the summer months and what He has in store for the last months of the year winding down.  If you did a list and reminisced - what would your list look like?


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