Leaning to Autumn

Today is Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, where beachgoers go for their last dip in the ocean, families get school shopping done, and people like me have their thoughts turn to crunching leaves, cool air, and pie.

Yes, we've been teased here in New England with some very cool evenings where the windows had to be shut and, I dare admit, the flannel nightgown was brought out of storage.  Being New England, these cool nights and delightfully crisp, humid-free days are to immediately be followed by hot and humid summery days this week.  Ugh!  Just when I've already been perusing woolen skirts and tights, broke out my comfy brown clogs, and eyed some lovely chunky sweaters at the thrift shop.

One of our trees is already golden and orange, and we've been discussing our firewood maintenance plan.  I've fixed up my worn, flannel-lined barn coat with my best hand stitching (that isn't pretty to look at but does the job), and I'm ready to start making my comfort foods - chicken pot pie, roasted chicken (we really like chicken), turkey soup, scones, and yes.....pies.  I've got my new socks and slippers at the ready.  

So, use up all of that tanning oil, make the most of the summer salads, take the selfie in your bathing suit, and get that pedicure that may only be seen (by many) for a couple more weeks.

Autumn is actually my number two favorite season.  But, I'll save my number one for another post.

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