... of summer.
Already the leaves on our maple trees are starting to be tinged with yellow and flame red. Hints of cooler temperatures can be felt upon the daytime breeze ... and the nights .. well, they are getting chilly. School starts once again the day after Labor Day ... and then I can begin my LONG rest. It happens each year. Look forward to spring (which bypassed us this year) ... then work like a dog all summer ... and slide right into the restful mode that autumn ushers in. We are predicted to have a snowy winter this year. Each season is a welcome change from the one that just passed. We are still busy storing away food for the colder months ahead. Our freezers are full and the storage pantry should be overflowing in the weeks to come. The cycle will begin once again ... Life goes on. Ebb and flow. The cricket will have its swan song soon enough ... then the quiet peace will return as our little area settles in for a long winter's nap, once again devoid of summer's tourists.
Photo credit: Carl Larsson, Apple Harvest