September 23rd marked the official first day of autumn. This is a nice thought, but I can’t let myself get my hopes up for sweaters and hot tea-drinking next to a bonfire just yet — we’re notorious for Indian summers around here, and with the unseasonably hot summer I don’t imagine it will be going anywhere soon. October, let’s get a move on.
But, instead of lamenting the slow pace of fall, let’s think about how great the summer was. It was great! It sped by, and it was so full of wonderful, rich, lovely things. This has been my summer of:
Thrift store cutoffs
Simple entertainment with pups and chickens
Mad Men and gin & tonics
Early morning Skype dates
Julienned kale and chard salads, fresh from the ground
Simplification and organization
Homebrewing, and the consequential imbibing of the homebrew
Eddie Vedder’s album Ukelele Songs
Scandinavian design and 60s blonde wood
Family and friends, and the natural overlap of the two
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Real food and raw food
Fresh herbs on everything
Planning for and dreaming of the future, and trusting that all good things will be provided.
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What words or things or pictures or lovely things summed up your summer?