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 🙂