End of Summer

>> Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The end of summer for me is both the pulling the most out of the last days of summer and the push of full steam ahead into autumn.  One more trip to the mountains, one more day at the beach, one last night out with friends way past bedtime playing games and running through the warm summer air.  Well folks we managed to sneak all of that in this last month.  Before all the signs point to summer really being over we have snuck in, one last campfire session...

One more, albeit a lot cooler than usual, afternoon by the water.....

One more "hike" in the woods....

One more craft outside....
One more golden raspberry from the yard...
The hope that we will get one watermelon from our volunteer plant


One more daily harvest of veggies before the frost comes....

One more glimpse of the sunflowers that have grown way over my head
And the sure sign that summer is almost over is the fall cardigan knitting progress.

I have been steadily working away on Aidez.  The house is still warm and the days are still longish but that snap in the air when I'm drinking my morning coffee on the deck and the few trees around me that have had the audacity to change color are all pointing the direction to fall.  How are your end of summer preparations going?

11 comments:

Kar September 13, 2011 at 6:17 AM  

You have to love trying to get in all those last minute summer pleasures. I'm ready for the heat to be gone but I've not found myself getting ready for Fall yet. Maybe this weekend when the temps are suppose to be in the 40's at night. I'm ready for it. :)

MadMad September 13, 2011 at 7:14 AM  

What a great post - love all the pictures and the sentiment is spot on. Those "lasts" are always bittersweet, aren't they?

stitching under oaks September 13, 2011 at 9:16 AM  

love this post! I feel the need to gather all the last drops of summer too....it still feels like summer around here even though we started school and new routines. enjoy your days!

MrPuffy September 13, 2011 at 3:28 PM  

Just lovely! Your Summer wind down was perfection ~ I love that nip to the air too as I sip my morning coffee!

Kristyn Knits September 13, 2011 at 6:05 PM  

Looks like you've pulled every bit of summer fun out of your last days!! your photos are awesome reminders of all the family fun! your new sweater looks like it's moving forward and will be finished in time for you to wear this fall. happy days to you!

Woolly Stuff September 13, 2011 at 11:41 PM  

That lake and mountain photo looks amazing! I was feeling a bit sad that summer was on the way out, here, but I guess if you're already expecting frost, I should count my lucky stars :)

Your jumper looks nice... one of the nicest things about autumn is the return to knitting!

Prairie Girl September 14, 2011 at 12:08 PM  

"One More"...what a beautiful approach to the end of summer.

I have to admit I am secretly ready for fall. Last week I was still not ready to bid goodbye to summer, but somehow this week I'm now ready. Ready for sweaters and crispy leaves underfoot, mugs filled with warm drinks and walks with that nip in the air.

Aidez is looking beautiful by the way! Can't wait to see it all knit up!

Linda, Knitting on Circular Needles September 15, 2011 at 11:52 AM  

Fantastic post! It made me feel a bit nostalgic for the summer that I didn't have. July, here, was unbearably hot and humid, so much time was spent hibernating in the air conditionng. August seemed like nonstop rain, thunder, lightening, more rain, downed trees, and serious flooding.

But lookin at your photos, I could imagine myself sitting in front of that camp fire toasting marshmallows and strolling along the dirt path through the forrest. Ah, maybe next year. But first, I'm looking forward to an idyllic fall.

Aidez is looking good. Please do post a photo when it's finished.

Happy end of summer/start of autumn!

Jane September 15, 2011 at 4:51 PM  

Even though my boys fought a lot this summer, I still hated to see it go! It was a great one in my book.. Love all the pictures! Looks as if you had a fabulous time too!

Andi September 17, 2011 at 7:18 AM  

What a wonderful summer Andrea! I would love to be able to pick some of those veggies. What a fun post.

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