Artful Living

Goodbye to Summer

Remembering June, Paintbox landscapes at Etsy
(all paintings by Harry Stooshinoff)
Not to worry, I will never forget you Summer.
Goodbye to the green fields of June, the longer days of July, the light to see by and warmer summer climes.
The beach towels are washed and folded.  The summer wardrobe is weary and ready for a rest after having had lots of fun.  August has come and gone.  Grains of sand remain as reminders of trips to the beach.  Shells, drift wood and signs of summer scattered about the house to let us know it was here.  Like a lover leaves an old toothbrush or a child leaves a dirty sock behind, we feel one part relief and one part sentimental, wanting to hang on to something we just know we cannot.

Harvest Ready, Paintbox at Etsy
Goodbye Summer.  Hello September.  As the skies begin to fill with more lofty and billowy clouds, I realize that the Fall is near.  Days of solid blue skies belong to Summer.  Gold appears in the fields.   The leaves and the goodness that an Autumn Harvest brings, begin to make a rich palette.

October Morning, Paintbox at Etsy

The pops of gold and orange begin to greet us, a sure sign that Summer is gone, but a bounty of pumpkin, butternut squash and roasted root veggies are waiting for us.  We return to stews, soups and heartier foods.  The sweaters and jackets appear like old friends coming for a visit ready to give us a warm embrace.

Timber Stack
In anticipation of colder temperatures, we prepare stacks of wood for many fires.
A time to get ready for the next season.
Are you ready to say Goodbye to Summer, and Hello to Autumn?
How do you prepare to say Goodbye to Summer and hello to Fall?