Monday, September 20, 2010

It's A Wrap

Shutting It Down
Originally uploaded by Cavalier92
While the temperatures are supposed to recover into the 80s later this week, summer is clearly already behind us.

The yellow school buses suck kids up at every corner and snarl roadways with flashing lights and extended stop signs. The pool is covered, the vegetable garden in its final throes of production and jeans have re-emerged from the back of the closet.

This past weekend, we admitted that autumn was about to burst full upon the scene. We stacked the chairs, rolled the tables to the shed and turned off the pool filter. There's a nip in the air and I am finally able to enjoy sleeping each night, with cool air settling in from the sliding door.

It's not long now until the mums pop and the pumpkins are cut and wood smoke will again tinge the evening air.

Summer is over and it was fun while it lasted, but now it's on to the best weather of the year here in the Philadelphia region. We've still got some summer projects to complete, like the deck staining that you can see half complete in the photo. More tress will come done over the next few weeks like the one you see piled in the back ground. We've put these tasks off all year and now the morning chill lets us know we don't have much more time to get them done before we've got snow to shovel.

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