As Summer Dwindles

It's coming. The end of summer is fast approaching. I can feel it in the chill of the early morning air. I can see it on the color-tinged tips of the tree leaves. I can hear it in the chirrup of the cicadas. I can smell it when I drive through a nearby apple orchard. Sure, autumn doesn't arrive for another month, but I can feel the old girl coming. Can't you?

“One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.”  ~Henry David Thoreau

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”  ~Henry James

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?”  ~John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

“It's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine ... it's summertime!”  ~Kenny Chesney

“A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn't mean in winter.”  ~Patricia Briggs, Dragon Blood

“If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper...”  ~Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited

“Summer bachelors like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.”  ~Nora Ephron

“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?”  ~Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

“When the sun gets hot and the moon gets hazy
good girls go bad... and it gets crazy!”  ~Rachel Thompson

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.”  ~Kellie Elmore

Enjoy what's left of these lazy summer days! I intend to slip on my flip flops and make some happy memories.


Chasing Joy said...

Fall is indeed coming. As the evenings are getting cooler. I am thinking of veggie soup. I guess I'll make it in a few weeks :-)

Donna Fasano said...

I love vegetable soup! Add some crusty bread and...extra yum!