I'm still loving Summer. And what's NOT to love? The early mornings here on the east patio are cool and peaceful. Our monsoons have kicked in, and all in all it's been a mild past few weeks. But I'm looking for a change at this mid-point and the new month, so I have dug into my linen piles for a cheery vintage spread to throw over my settee.
The morning side of the house is always a good place for gathering thoughts before the day begins. Maybe jot a note or two. Send off a Thank You.
My books and magazines aren't any further than my piles of linens! So the beginning of the day is as mellow as it's going to be for as far ahead in the day as I can foresee.
Our visiting young people have gone off after a couple of enjoyable weeks, and we will ride out another bend in the rhythm of first missing loved ones, and then being glad to be ourselves again.
The small changes ease the transition, and set a new scene on my covered porch. It's the only place I can keep my vintage Heywood Wakefield wicker outdoors!
"The Water Rat was restless, and he did not exactly know why. To all appearance the summer's pomp was still at fullest height, and although in the tilled acres green had given way to gold, though rowans were reddening, and the woods were dashed here and there with a tawny fierceness, yet light and warmth and color were still present in undiminished measure, clean of any chilly premonitions of the passing year. But the constant chorus of the orchards and hedges had shrunk to a casual evensong . . . and there was a feeling in the air of change and departure."
Wayfarers All, Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Graham.
Hope you enjoy the August season!
Thanks for stopping by! Ciao! for now!
Linked to Mellow Yellow Monday
and The Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday