Friday, September 28, 2007

Almost autumn

Autumn shuffles in. Usually by the end of September the furnace has been fired up at least once, but this year a particularly mild weather pattern kept the chill at bay. Last night the barn got down to the high 40s, though. With a baby in residence, I wonder if the heat lamp needs to be hung already. Egglebert loves to sit under the heat lamp -- would he allow the baby near it?!

The sweet autumn clematis surprised me by completing its bloom already. Then I thought "already? It's nearly October!"

"Back to school" passed me by this year. The gallery's art fair over Labor Day weekend stole the thunder. Now this resort area has shifted to the slow speed of off season. While that can make a day at work tedious, it also means that people have time to share a cup of coffee, discuss the day's gossip, and intentionally meet for a meal and a catch-up.

These days are the highlight of the year.

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