As August comes to an end it feels like the summer has too. The days are cooler, the sun is lower, and I am starting to think about sweaters and jackets for fall. Unlike many of you who love the changing of this season to the next, I always feel a tad bittersweet at this time of year. As a kid, even though I looked forward to back to school, I didn't like that the summer was over. I still feel this way. Summer is my favourite time of year and to think that I have to make it through fall, winter, and spring until it comes again sometimes bums me out a bit. We did have an amazing summer, though. Good weather and many adventures. I have no complaints. Although I shouldn't call it quits just yet. We often have spectacular Septembers and since summer was late in coming hopefully it will last a bit longer this year.
It will soon be time to put away the outdoor stuff and clean up the yard getting it ready for winter. What's nice is we still have lots of veggies still to come. The tomatoes are just starting to drip off the vines and the kale is still in full force. And it is now time to pick our carrots. This year we have the regular orange variety, but we also planted some purple ones.
MY ART: One thing I am looking forward to this fall [besides my birthday, then Christmas, then Spring] is that with the girls back to school and Sean back to work I am going to have a lot of time to focus on painting. In fact, I have already been getting back into it. I have been painting for the past couple of evenings. Since the encaustic workshop I went to on Saturday, I have been totally inspired and the painting bug is back. I have a few paintings on the go, trying new styles and different colours than I am used to. I am totally pumped.
What is your favourite season?