Monday, September 10, 2012

End of Barefoot Days

I get a little blue this time of year, a little sad to see summer go. In years gone by, when my sons were young,  it meant carefree days of family adventures were about to end and school with it's busy schedules were about to begin. Sons are now grown, one with a family of his own, so our schedules really don't change that much anymore...so why so glum? I think it's because the things we enjoy about summer will end soon. Things like coffee out on the deck,  working in the yard after dinner, being able to walk outside barefoot and watching hummingbirds dart from feeder to feeder. The days will get shorter, it will get dark earlier and we will be spending more time inside.

It won't be long before I adjust, I will begin to enjoy the fall and all the activities that go with it. The cooler weather will be a welcome relief. It will be time to plant pansies and mums, and bulbs for the spring. The leaves will begin turning in a few weeks, maybe we will take a drive to see some fall color. We will make hot chocolate with marshmallows or maybe indulge in a carmel latte topped with whipped cream. It will be time to make soups and stews and maybe some bread. I can almost smell it as I type. I do like the smells associated with fall. Then there is football, not that I am a huge football fan or anything but I have sons who are, so I try to keep informed of how our favorite team is doing and will watch an occasional game. (when I don't watch I at least check on what the score was)

Fall means care groups that had gone on hiatus for the month of August will be meeting again. A new bible study will be starting at church....Ephesians. I will get used to the routine and begin to enjoy all this season has to offer and I will be thankful for each day.


Debbie said...

Good morning! You have managed to capture so many of the same feelings that I have towards this time of year. I think sometimes I am soo happy to be rid of the heat, that the things I truly enjoy and love about summer get lost in the haste to turn off my air conditioner and stop sweating, haha. Just to add a couple to your list.... barbecuing, watermelon and corn on the cob, LONG days and visits with neighbors who are outside after dinner, beach days, and on and on the list goes huh? And then we settle into Fall and all it's wonder. Bottom line? Our God sure knew what He was doing when He created the seasons didn't He? Have a wonderful day!

mare ball said...

Sweet summery toes. I'm in Florida, where we have summer most of the time, so I'm glad when 'fall' rolls around...we actually get weather in the 80's :-)

Sassy Granny ... said...

I chuckled the other day when the clouds rolled in, and I announced to my husband: "Fall just fell."

I love Fall, too. There's such an earthy scent to the air. And I love all the turning colors. It's pumpkin pie season, and for that I shout "hooray"!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, What cute feet you have! In some ways I'm always sad to see summer go but I also love fall and the cooler weather. It generally means that I will be quilting more and I look forward to that.
Have a great Wednesday.
Hugs, Noreen

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This is great...you tied it up with a wonderful fall bow...we got to watch caterpillars eating my fennel yesterday, I so enjoyed it and yet knew it was the last of the season...it made me see the gentle transition..which you wrote her and allows me to welcome all the schedules of fall

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I am so looking forward to FALL and praying for some cooler weather.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy