The rain and wind have moved in this week, making it abundantly clear that summer is over. Although it may clear up for a sunny, dry fall, I am reminded about how fleeting summer is and all the things I will miss. In no particular order:
Being warm. You know, that warmth that just radiates all the way down into your bones? I love that feeling.
Fresh berries. Raspberries are one of our largest agricultural crops here. There is even a raspberry festival. I love those freshly picked berries – even better when they are warmed by the sun!
Skirts. I go several months at work in the summer months without ever wearing pants – I love skirts!
Hiking. No mud, great blue skies and clear views; there is nothing quite like hiking in the summer.
Dinner on the deck. With food grilled on the BBQ. Perfection.
Waking up when it is light out. That makes it so much easier!
Summer vacations. Even if I don’t have a summer vacation, everybody else does! And that means work is quieter, because people aren’t around. But for some reason this year the summer was insanely busy. Maybe next year.
Rosé wine. I do buck the trend and drink Rosé all year long, but is certainly goes better with summer. And dinner on the deck.
Lower bills. I have to admit I do love the lower costs of gas and electric when the heat is off and the lights aren’t needed. I know this isn’t true for all, but in a region where air conditioning is rare and almost always not needed, that $19 August gas bill is wonderful.
Flowers. I love walking the neighborhoods and seeing all the beautiful flowers blooming in yard. Dahlias, hydrangeas, lilies, Black-eyed Susans; there is something about seeing flowers that soothes the soul.
What are you going to miss now that summer is gone?