#MicroblogMondays: The End of Summer.


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We were at the lake last week for our annual vacation, which means two things.

  1. I spent the week in my happy place, and
  2. It’s all downhill from here.

I love the lake. Our cabins are literally right on the water, and I woke up every day to see the sun peeking out behind Rattlesnake Island. It was a hot and humid week, so I spent every day in my bathing suit. I swam and biked and ran, I raced a sprint triathlon and had an amazing time. I drank wine and coconut vodka and sodas and ate a LOT of fruit and my mother-in-law’s chinese chicken salad (it was too hot to eat anything cooked!).

It was AWESOME, and I look forward to this week every year. I was sad when it ended, but I’m already looking forward to next year’s trip.

How can you NOT be happy when this is your view? 

 But the End of Vacation means one thing: fall is on the way. Which means that WINTER is around the corner (Picture creepy theme music here… dun dun DUNNNNNNNNN!)

It’s darker and silent in the mornings now, with only the sound of crickets.

I am so not ready for winter. I feel like I’ve just gotten OVER last winter, like maybe yesterday.

So I’m trying to remember all the reasons I love fall – less humidity, crisp bright days, sweaters, pumpkin everything, hot showers after a workout, crockpot recipes, good sleeping weather – so that maybe I can avoid sliding into my usual winter anticipatory dread.

Because the fact is, I live in New England, and winter comes every year. Making peace with it would be good.

Do you mind the changing of seasons?  What do you love about fall?

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3 Responses to #MicroblogMondays: The End of Summer.

  1. Turia says:

    Beautiful pictures and a beautiful spot!

    I would love to hear more about how the triathlon training is working out for you.

    Oh, me too. I love fall. I really do. But there is something terribly sad about late August, when the sun is noticeably getting up later in the mornings and setting earlier at night. Q. and I have both noticed it in the last week or so. And we’re also still a bit shell-shocked from the previous winter and not ready to let go of this summer (which has been generally glorious in our part of the world).

    Also, this is the first year we’ve had to get E. on a school routine five mornings a week, and I can already see how in years to come the end of summer will bring with it an end to later nights and sleeping in and the need to get back on a schedule. Sigh.

    I plan our weekly cottage vacation in December or January and it gives me enormous pleasure to look through all the cottages and choose one that will suit us (we are still renting in a different place every year, trying out new lakes and new cottages). It’s a way to dream about summer when in the depths of winter.

  2. Mali says:

    The rainbow photo is gorgeous! I love autumn (fall) – the long shadows and rich autumn colours – but I’m always sad when the summer seems to be ending.

    Right now of course, I am well and truly ready for spring. (Though I am well aware that the winters in NZ do NOT equal the winters in New England.)

  3. deathstar says:

    My goodness, that looks like heaven to me. It’s like a painting I would hang on my wall. Everything is so open and full of possibilities.

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