Wednesday, August 26, 2009

winding down


We said goodbye to my mother in law last night; always a sad thing to do. The house feels empty now. As much as I hate to say it, I'm beginning to feel a hint of fall in the air. The leaves outside my bedroom window are getting brown around the edges. We're wearing sweaters in the mornings and evenings. I have to stop myself from thinking, every time we do something, "I wonder if this is the last time we'll do this, this summer". I feel chest pain when I think of this little boy starting full day pre-kindergarten five days a week, exactly two weeks from today. I wonder, will the boys be this content next summer; will happy still be so simple?

I cannot avoid noticing how dramatically the light changes by the day.


Our garden continues to grow.

15 comments:

Sammi said...

I am so glad it's not just me who can feel fall in the air!

Tabiboo said...

It's the same here in the UK - leaves are falling and the air is cooler, cardigans have come out and I'm starting to think about socks and slipper. Hey, ho - it was a good Summer.

Have a great day,

Nina x

Waterstone by Lori Plyler said...

I'm glad that there's a hint of fall in the air as well. Ready to pull out the sweaters and eat comfort food!
:)

~lori

Frau said...

I'm ready for the soups and chili's, it's crisp here unless you are in the sun it feels nice. Autumn is my favorite time of year so it's a warm welcome.

Jessica said...

Last night the air was cool as I started my fall semester-it is in the air! I love that shot of the tomatoes on the counter!

Beth Coulton said...

Lecia- that was a beautiful post- almost made me cry! I am going through the exact same feelings here, except two of mine are off to college, and my 10th grader and I are starting back next Wednesday.

My son left for college in Illinois Monday at 3:30 am - it was almost a shock. To wake up and know he was gone- signaled the beginning of the end of summer, or as you so beautifully put it- winding down. I'm working on a blog post right now as the summer of '09 was clearly one of my best ever and I do hate to see it end!

Francesca said...

I think happy can be simple, but sometimes we don't see it, and that's the hard part.

Yiota said...

As Nina said 'it was a good summer' for you, too, so it seems, so cherish these moments and make more of them in fall.
Aren't school supplies among the best buys of the year? And how about the weekend walks in your lovely neighbourhood?
Have fun!

nicola said...

i feel it too, lecia. for me, autumn is my favorite season, but this autumn brings on big changes with my little one (as you know), so i do understand.
beautiful post.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

{this is glamorous} said...

Always feel the same melancholic nostalgia when thinking about summer's end . . .

Hope you were able to experiment a little with the spot-metering.

{p.s.} Did you ever find out what happened to those tomatoes?

xo

Ina in Alaska said...

The air is certainly getting crisp here in Anchorage. As far as the boys growing up... change will always be "in the air" .... xoxo

PS The harpist at the hospital where Ron had his day surgery was amazing. I think she (harpist) was a volunteer.

Cote de Texas said...

STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate the winter!!!!!!! it's hard to say fall is coming when we still have 100s and heat advisories. but you know - the sun starts to shine differently in differenty windows when the seasons change and yesterday I had that "feeling" that it's coming. i hate the winter though. long live summer!

katiedid said...

I am not alone then. I also feel that bittersweet nostalgia when Fall approaches. It is my favorite time of year, Fall. Your post is beautiful.

Elissa said...

i ADORE that pic of the moon.

KPiep said...

We're very, very ready for the fall here!

Of course, our tomato plants are just now producing...hmmmm.