Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Missing summer

Now that Thanksgiving's over, and all the warm and fuzzy cravings for cooking turkey and pies and home-made soups and pulling big sweaters out of the closet have lost their newness; and now that rain has beaten most of the leaves from the trees so that they lie on the sodden grass like colourful litter; and now that the trees are assuming the faintly threatening, witchy outlines of winter bareness, I find I'm missing summer.

It was a good summer -- one of the best. The girls and I spent time at a beautiful cottage with family and friends, and I got to revel in some of the things and people that I had ignored or overlooked or missed out on in the waning years of my marriage. It truly was a season of renewal for me and for my girls. I'm sad to see it go. Autumn and winter seem so busy and full, and in good a way, but missing the lazy magic of the summer.

I'm so glad I took pictures. Lots and lots of pictures to keep me going til next summer.


  1. Anonymous2:45 PM

    You did it! See, easy, right? Nice photos--esp Rae (that IS Rae, right?) looking out at the water.

  2. Thanks! And yep, that's Rae!

  3. Anonymous12:51 PM

    i know exactly what you mean. Winter is hard to swallow for the months it stays around, and summer - well we never thought it would end cuz it was so lovely. So lazy, easy, light and happy. Clothes dried easier, food tasted better, your skin and hair were better and there was time for anything in the day. Mine was a good one too. :-( x x x