Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Summer's End

The weather has turned cooler here in Maine this week, and a maple tree in our yard is flaunting orangey-red leaves. Fall is in the air.

We are packing up to begin the journey back home. It's always a bit sad for me, the end of our summer life. I will miss the unstructured days, the relaxed visits with friends, the boat. I love "messing about in boats," as Rat says in The Wind in the Willows.

But there are things waiting for us at home, some new adventures in the wings. A new year of learning. And that newness, the fresh sense of discovery and rediscovery of things and people we love, brightens my outlook. There's always something new waiting to be sampled and enjoyed.

And I have in the fridge the makings for one last pitcher of Skip and Go Nakeds. That's something!


  1. Excited to hear what your new academic year brings!!

    (How are you? I haven't 'talked' to you for ages.)

  2. Ummmm, what's a Skip and Go Naked? I thought this was a G Rated blog!!!!! Hee Hee

  3. The leaves are turning here in Aberdeen, too. I wish you a very good journey back and happy new adventures. I always feel like the start of the school year is a true New Year.

    And - I have no idea what a "Skip and Go Naked" is! Hmmmm...

  4. Ah, Jeanne and Christine. A Skip and Go Naked is a lovely, frothy, slushy, pink summertime cocktail. I do, however, sip mine fully clothed. :-)

  5. We are still waiting on cooler weather here, so it seems funny having the kids try on winter clothes for next month's trip north.
    Thanks for joining the blog hop!

  6. Are you sure about that? NO!! Don't tell me - I don't really want to know...


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