Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Reflections | 8 comments



Yesterday, I noticed the leaves of one lone branch on one lone tree turning from dark green to yellow green. Summer is definitely winding down around these Indiana parts. You can feel it, and see it in the empty parks and yards filled a week ago with children counting down their last moments of freedom. “Are you ready for this?” we parents asked one another on the first day of school. It was a rhetorical question, of course. We were all very ready, a little beyond ready for some routine in our lives. I had a lovely summer, and now I’m happy to bid it adieu and welcome with open arms the coolness, colorfulness and (hopefully) productiveness of autumn. 

Here are some of the images that signal to me we are passing from one season into another:

My brother has broken his pipe back out, giving our porch a Masterpiece Theatre vibe when he comes to visit.

There’s been less air conditioning and more window opening. 

The garden looks spent.

It smells like popcorn in the afternoons while homework is being completed. And that little face behind the bowl? It belongs to a brand new 7-year-old. 

Happy Birthday, my Mary! 

What does your end of summer look like?

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“It seems like just yesterday Mary was six.”

- Benjamin Sabourin