17 August 2011

End of Summer

(Sorry, yes, I know, you Summer-loving peoples are sad, but I LOVE AUTUMN!) A little chill in the air yesterday, first outing of the wooly clothes.
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Smelling the last of the Summer's roses. This garden has such gorgeous smelling rose bushes, we always have to stop here a while when we walk this way.
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Honest-to-goodness fallen golden leaves.
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We found piles and piles of lime and linden fallen last week, and crunched through them in delight. I can barely believe the *actual leaves* are falling already! Yay, Autumn crafts!!
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The children rampaged around in the bushes. The mamas (and daddies) had a lovely Sling Meet.
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By this afternoon I was tired and grumpy, we had to head into town to meet family (my brother's birthday) and it was just as horrible a place as I remembered to be with little people. So I was exhausted by the time we got home. To make up for grumpiness I did make some easy chocolate cookies.
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Cookies made everything better. And I'm feeling more baking coming on, too. The blackberries are ripe, and I want blackberry cinnamon cake! :)

5 comments:

  1. It's been another funny year for the seasons hasn't it? We were picking blackberried early July this year which is just wrong, and golden leaves have been around a while too.
    On a walk through some woodland today we say black ripe elderberries! and I've seen sloes ready for picking too but the frosts are a long way off, mind you I usually freeze them to split the skins anyway.

    Still warm and sunny here so hanging on to Summer, although I do love Autumn too so it will be welcome when it arrives properly ;-)

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  2. Last week when I went to bed the air coming through the window smelt cold & damp. I love summer but also love Autumn, my two favourite words combine {Autumnal Equinox} you can't help but love the way it rolls of the tongue! Thinking about it the only season I find 'hard/un-enjoyable' is Winter, the cold/greyness of it penetrates.

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  3. I'm with you I ADORE the autumn! I have felt the change over the last week it was odd because I was supposed to be full of the joys of Lammas and bouniful harvest, but I in the back ground was the smell f damp leaves and a cooler breeze! x x x

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  4. I am so jealous you guys have such a short summer!! It's so hot and sticky here and autumn in a LONG way away, like at least 6-8 wks. I'm right there with you-give me sweaters and baking and crunchy leaves any day!

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  5. i do love summer, but there is something special about Autumn!! I start to feel the need to gather and hold things close. Bunker down and snuggle with my babies xx

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