“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

Mother Nature was piqued at all the complaining about the sun, heat and humidity so she struck back. She took away the sun and left us with cloudy, rainy days and, for added discomfort, she threw in more humidity. Everything felt sticky so I put my air conditioner on to dry the house. It helped but I don’t need it today. I’m thinking Mother Nature must be in a forgiving mood as it is sunny and dry and even a bit chilly when the wind blows. I love today.

Yesterday I treated myself to a me sort of day. I did get the pet food, but I also bought a really neat wooden rocking chair for the deck. The rocker part slides. I then went to the farm store and bought corn, wild Maine blueberries and fresh figs. Next, I took the ocean side road from one town to another. I even snapped some pictures. My last stop was for Thai food. It was dinner last night and will be again tonight. It was a wonderful day.

Skip, my factotum, is here to finish sanding and painting the hole in the bathroom wall upstairs. Henry barked and then howled when the doorbell rang. Skip later came downstairs, and Henry growled and didn’t stop growling until Skip left and went back upstairs. That is a new protective move from Henry.

The summer is winding down. Fewer cars are on the road. I don’t have to wait impatiently for lights to change before I move. Getting into traffic is much easier. My last play is tomorrow night. But I’m okay with this change in seasons. Fall on Cape Cod is lovely. The days are still warm. The nights are wonderful for sleeping. The sky is such an amazing blue it takes my breath away. The ocean is still warm. The cranberries are nearly ripe. If I’m lucky, I’ll get to see some bogs harvested. I can still sit on the deck during the day, and at night I can light my chiminea. I’m looking forward to the smell of the piñon wood. I’m thinking it’s near time to take out my sweatshirts.

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10 Comments on ““Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.””

  1. Hedley Says:

    Summer is winding down, the commuter roads are busy, the air has a slight chill and there are signs that Christmas approaches. Today the first big box set of the season was announced – John Lennon “Imagine the Ultimate Collection” This time (and there have been many times) we get 4 CDs, 2 Blu Rays and a book probably around $90. Want a sample (sure you do Kat)


    One thing you know as we wait for the arrival of the Jolly Fat Man, an offering in the bootleg series will be coming from Bob (More Blood More Tracks ?) and an expanded version of the White Album

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I just closed the window behind me as it is too chilly to leave it open. Schools off cape have opened which helps explain the fewer cars. The catalogs are stuffed into my mail box. I’ve ordered some Christmas gifts. It’s time to bring out the pumpkins.

      You would post the one of my favorite Lennon. How unfair of you!!

  2. Birgit Says:

    Our summer may be over too. Today was the last hot day for at least a while so I went on another bike tour. Among other locations I saw a work by a Ghanaian artist. As part of the exhibition Coal&Art he wrapped a nearby water castle in used jute sacks from Ghana. It connects Ghana and our former coal-mining area via coal, exploitation and global trade.
    Some photos on this blog (if not geo-blocked):

    • katry Says:

      Not yet over but differently waning. Today was chilly all day. It was wonderful.

      That is amazing. I was able to see all the pictures of the process of covering the water castle. It is quite a unique way to connect the two countries and the coal industry.

      I’d like a few of those bags. I’m betting I can find some neat projects to use them.

  3. Bob Says:

    Not so fast. We have a lot more summer to go before fall. Here the high temperature during day won’t get down into the 70s until late October. September can be almost as hot as August but with this crazy weather who knows. Our first freeze doesn’t usually occur until around Thanksgiving.

    Clear skies low humidity and a high today of 97. Tomorrow might hit 100 degrees again.

    • katry Says:

      When schools start and the cape slows down, fall is closer than you might think. September is close. October is the loveliest month here though not as hot as yours.

      Here it was in the 70’s today.

      • Bob Says:

        Schools have already started last Monday. Regardless of the temperature when HS football begins in Texas it’s autumn.

      • katry Says:

        Many have not yet started yet. After Labor Day is the traditional starting time though many schools have been able to start earlier. Down here it isn’t popular to start in August. Many kids are still working until Labor Day.

  4. olof1 Says:

    Warm with high humidity and rain here today but I don’t mind. The rain gives me an excuse to do nothing and Albin seems to think so too 🙂 Nova and Sune never need a reason to do nothing though 🙂

    Summer lingers on slightly cooler during the days but warm in the mornings. I had hoped this would give us more fog but so far I’ve had no luck.

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      You don’t really need an excuse to do nothing. I think it is a God-given right.

      I like days when it rains, and I stay inside comfy usually reading while lying on the couch.

      Summer will be back this week when Boston may hit 90˚ next week. We will be cooler.

      Have a wonderful day!!

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