Lately, I have been seeing a lot of blogs showing Fall decorations. Many have changed their blog background to reflect a change of season that has not actually taken place yet! What's with all you people? Around here we are still suffering through 80 degree weather, high humidity, mosquito infestations and all sorts of other summertime miseries. We are also enjoying fresh picked peaches from the local orchard, fresh picked tomatoes from the back yard, all sorts of fresh vegetables from the local farm market, near constant birdsong, frolicking squirrels and other summer delights. We still have some days to wait till the Fall Equinox and, while sometimes I'd like to fast forward as much as the next guy, time passes as time passes. There is no hurrying it along.
I'll put out my Fall stitched items at the end of the month and my Halloween items will go on display in early October. Living in the moment seems to be the most intelligent choice ... why waste one's limited treasure of minutes wishing oneself forward or backward in time? For now I have my lighthouse model, my deck prism and my port and starboard votive holders on my hall table ... somehow late summer and boats go together in my mind. Must be living so close to the Hudson River that has me thinking that way.