Change is a Coming

The days are getting shorter, the temperatures while still warm are giving us a few more cooler days than before and with today being Labor Day, that means the unofficial end of Summer.  Many students have returned to school and those who haven’t bemoan this day as being the signal that they are going back too.  Stores have had harvest and pumpkin things out to buy since the end of August and pumpkin spice almost everything has come back…for those who like that.

I’m not quite ready to let go of summer time but I have always loved the foods, colors and temperatures of autumn.  September marks the beginning of things changing for me with projects, travel plans and a very special baby shower for a very special baby on the way.  I think it’s also time for me to take some time for myself before I have to go flat out again.  Yesterday DH and I went for a walk along the Olentangy River and besides my allergies making me pay for it later, it was so nice.

We saw families with their children playing in the river (very low right now; I’d say about a foot if that much) collecting rocks and shells and skipping stones in the water.  DH and I tried our hand at skipping stones and let’s just say one of us won the contest 😉  We took a path that led us up a dry stream, creek. whatever you want to call it that fed into the river and found this bed of beautiful slate pieces and stones.  I took a couple home to eventually decorate or just put in my flower box.

Yesterday made me realize that sometimes all you need is to just be together playing in the river and skipping stones to be happy.  Have a Happy Labor Day everyone 🙂


Creek Rocks 942016 copy


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  1. #1 by A. Blake on September 5, 2016 - 11:07 am

    Happy Labor Day

  2. #3 by Timothy Price on September 5, 2016 - 11:12 am

    Beautiful rocks. We don’t have many rocks along the banks of the Rio Grande, so we rarely skip rocks. Hope you recovered from you allergies.

    It’s interesting how it seems only days ago we were complaining about the heat, and now we have to put on sweatshirts to sit on the deck after an evening thundershower drops the temperature from a warm 85º F to a cool 60º F in a matter of minutes.

    • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on September 5, 2016 - 11:13 am

      Thanks! That is one serious temperature drop! The allergies are still fighting me but that’s what I get for not being diligent about taking my allergy med.

  3. #5 by GP Cox on September 5, 2016 - 2:34 pm

    I can tell our schools have kicked back into gear. When I pull out of our development, I can see the long faces walking to the middle school down the block! Oh, I remember those walks – like the last Green Mile! haha

    • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on September 5, 2016 - 4:55 pm

      It felt like our lives were over. Little did we know about our parents popping the champagne 😉

  4. #7 by ChgoJohn on September 5, 2016 - 8:13 pm

    I’ve had a wonderful day, Teri, and hope that you can say the same. 🙂

    • #8 by imagesbytdashfield on September 5, 2016 - 9:59 pm

      Other than overindulging in my weakness for rolls…it was great 🙂

  5. #9 by milfordstreet on September 5, 2016 - 8:18 pm

    Happy Labor Day…Definitely cool nights here.

    • #10 by imagesbytdashfield on September 5, 2016 - 9:58 pm

      We did have them but this week the temps are going back up. I must learn to go with the flow….

  6. #11 by Indah Susanti on September 5, 2016 - 9:01 pm

    Happy Labor Day, Teri! I am so looking forward to the autumn colors, I have heard it’s amazing scenery in the Midwest 🙂

    • #12 by imagesbytdashfield on September 5, 2016 - 9:58 pm

      Depending on where you are and how the weather has been they can be fantastic!

  7. #13 by infraredrobert on September 6, 2016 - 2:37 pm

    Sounds like you had a very nice day.

  8. #14 by Nancy on September 12, 2016 - 9:10 am

    Those look like perfect stone to paint. I have been absent from wordpress and even facebook at times. HOPE all is okay with you! Hugs to YOU!

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