The changes are undeniable, and obvious. Cooler temperatures in the morning, a slight dampness on the deck chairs.
A different light, all day long, and well into the evening.
Summer is winding down, it’s in the leaves of the perennials, looking their age. It’s in the sky when the sun comes up later each morning, it’s in the fading annuals, that valiantly still try to bloom onward.
Gather up summer, embrace these moments, hold on as long as you can. Each day is too short, too sweet, too precious to waste. Make your memories, take your photos, and store away this blissful weather in your mind.
Go to the beach, the lake, the cottage, look at the sky, memorize it. Tattoo summer’s beauty on your heart, and store it for when the winter seems too long to bear another day.
And when that winter day comes, when it seems the weather will never change, remember that you gathered summer, and embraced it.
And it lit you from within.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams