Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Changing of the Seasons...



We had one last warm day over the weekend and it's been cool ever since...we turned on the furnace today and I've a feeling it's going to be staying on for a while (read: months) now. I actually had to wear mittens on the way home from work because I was so chilled.

With the changing of the seasons, the landscape is starting to change and that makes me sad. The fields are no longer the vibrant greens from the wild grass or purple from the lovely flowers. It's starting to turn brown with deep pockets of red as the weather gets colder and the nights get longer.

It's also been quite cloudy these days so we've started taking our vitamin D again just to combat the transition into shorter days. It reminds me of when we were popping vitamin D like it was candy, just a few short months ago...and how I'm not quite ready to say goodbye to summer just yet.

It feels like it was so fleeting; the long days, the clear skies, the beautiful blue of the lake....we are trying to take Pepper out more often but even as we start layering his sweaters and jackets on him, the poor thing is shivering so violently even as we walk around the block. Even he must know that winter is coming and his walks will be few and far between because he gets dressed like a trooper even though he hates it, just so he can get one more walk in.

We're all grasping on to the last remnants of summer with every fiber of our beings - not quite ready to let go before we face the dark, cold months ahead. One day soon I'll talk about how lovely it is to breathe in crisp, cool air; or how pretty the ice sparkles like diamonds under the starlight. For today though, I'll hold on to our summer for a little longer and absorb every bit of it that I can.

-L

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