Savoring the Last Weekends of Summer

biAlthough I am ready for a change in temperatures I will truly miss the days of summer.  In spite of my complaints about how hot it gets, the mosquitoes, flies, and the endless humidity, I feel so blessed that I have been able to experience another summer.

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Summer is full of activity. Eating outside at restaurants sharing chips, cheese dip and margaritas with friends is a favorite.

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Nothing says summer like an afternoon baseball game at a new ball park stadium…

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Relaxing poolside, toenails painted in fun colors, grilling out…

 

Spending the day on a nearby lake with good friends on their boat was a generous and relaxing way to enjoy the end of this summer.

Evening dinners and early morning breakfast on the patio…

 

The charcoal smell in the air, potato salad, corn on the cob, fresh fruit (especially sugar kiss cantaloupe), lighting bugs flickering in the dark, watching fireworks, picnics, star-gazing while sitting on the drive way on a moonless night and spending time with grandchildren are times to be treasured!

 

As Chaucer said, “All good things must come to an end.”  The plants that were once so vibrant, welcoming, and full of color are now tired and overgrown.

 

Saying goodbye to summer is actually easy, because my absolute favorite time of the year is almost here ~ Fall!!!

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19 thoughts on “Savoring the Last Weekends of Summer

  1. Autumn is my favorite, so I have no trouble saying goodbye to summer. I have to say this summer was a good one — not too hot. It was filled with grandsons, house guests, and simple grilled meals. Here come crisp apples and colorful leaves!

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  2. Love your photo essay and I must say, I knew we could be friends as soon as you mentioned chips and margaritas! We have had a blast of summer during our first autumn weekend and I’m not complaining because I like the heat. But I like the change of seasons, too, so will welcome falling leaves, the smell of a wood fire (luckily not mine), and football.

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  3. I so agree with you …. it saddens me to see people wishing the summer away and a month ago I was reading posts about it being Atumn (which it wasn’t until last Friday, the Autumnal Equinox). I adore Autumn but Summer is such a special time and all seasons shoujld be embraced and celebrated. This was a lovely celebration of summer 🙂

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  4. Of course, for teachers, summer and fall take on entirely different meanings than they do for the rest of the world–except for the children, of course! I do not have a summer soul (except for cruises down the Rhine) or a summer body, so I am a fall girl all the way. See you soon!

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  5. OH how I wish I could relate to summer like you do! I’m heat-defensive — I spend the hot days seeking shade or AC to avoid heat stroke. So I’m definitely a fall and winter girl. I’d love spring too if it lasted longer and the beautiful blossoms didn’t bring so many allergens along when they visit.

    It’s still beastly here in Cincinnati, Ohio, so I’m praying that fall weather arrives soon so that I’ll get my brain back. 🙂 Lovely post, however and I enjoyed seeing the pictures of what you summer-folk do while I am fanning myself inside – lol.

    Jumped over from the Senior Salon, btw. I’m playing catch-up because I still have the old Wednesday schedule in my brain – but I’m determined to get around to read and comment on ALL the posts before the week is out.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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