Soon it will be "back to school time;" children dressed in colorful rain slicks waiting at the bus stop by our home, pumpkins on porches and crisp autumn leaves covering the woodland floor. I see signs of an early fall here.
The blueberry bushes and Japanese Maples already have a tinge of red and the pumpkins are ready for their debut.
Pretty... but I love our summers and am always sad to see them go.
We decided that it was time to take a trip to the beach not far from where we live for one last summer getaway. It was just what the doctor ordered for hectic lives.
We celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary deep sea fishing, and the rest of the time was spent on long walks and lingering gazes at the beauty of the sea.
We are headed home with a cooler filled with fish and our minds and bodies refreshed.
And, as much as I don't want summer to end, I love autumn, too, and am looking forward to all that wonderful season will bring.