Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The Last Rose of Summer
September. How time flies. I always get just a little sad as I watch summer die away into autumn. Kevin (who finally got a hair cut yesterday) left to go to a farm equipment auction several hours away and was gone by 6 am. I actually got cold after he was gone; the morning was that chilly. Our house cools down rather quick, and even now, my toes are just a little bit cold as I sit here writing this.
I decided to give my blog a little autumn makeover, and even made my own header! I am trying out my editing skills in preparation for opening my own Etsy store. I used some editing program I never tried before to make it, using a inked design I dug up from Shabby Blogs.
It took me half of the morning to figure it out but, by jove, I got it. Once I learn this stuff I think I might be dangerous.
As I said, I always get a little sad this time of year - I just love summer so much. In celebration of my favorite time of year that is quickly coming to a close, here are a few things I love about summertime........
Driving down a country road with nowhere in particular to go, with my hand hung out the window in the wind
Going barefoot in the grass
Big, juicy red tomatoes, still warm from the sun, on BLT sandwiches
Walks down winding gravel roads in the evenings
Barns full of freshly baled, sweet smelling hay
Frogs,insects, and birds making noise in the evening
Sudden, intense afternoon thunderstorms
Home made ice cream
Canning and pickling
Warm sun on my skin
Flip flops (My mom used to call them "bip-baps")
Front porch "settin'"
July 4th fireworks
Tubing down the river
And that is just a few things. I will relish every day I can, until the first fire we build in the woodstove; or until I have to unpack all my cold weather clothing and pack away all my summer frocks and outfits. *sniff*.
I will leave you with something pretty to look at; starring my 1948 Homer Laughlin, "Historical America- Lincoln As a Rail Splitter in 1834" fruit bowl in unusual "pink".... I loved how the cherries matched. Go enjoy the rest of your summer weather!!!! :)