Winding Down Summer
With another summer sliding to a close I sit here thinking about the coming months. I have much to be excited about. Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and we always have a big picnic for family and friends, this year’s event will be extra special with my niece from Wisconsin visiting. Labor Day weekend here in North America also ushers in the start of September and the beginning of autumn; our Fall Season, which starts on September 21st. If you keep up with our writings, you know that next to summer, fall is my favorite time of year. I love the weather, cool crisp air, the smells, colors and just being able to sit outside by my fireplace and enjoy it without all the heat and humidity. This is a time when as the chores of summer end, I can relax and reflect back over the past year thinking about all that has transpired. And this year has been a good one starting with a visit to Napa Valley back in March along with some great friends. We then travelled out to Wisconsin in May for the graduation of my nephew from high school, and my niece from college, along with my oldest son and his wife. What a great time both trips were! Then there was the time I spent with my granddaughter who was just a year old in June, watching her grow and change with each passing week. Yes, I would say it has been a great year, and it is not yet over. The excitement is building for another visit we have planned to Napa Valley in October. Our first visit to the valley in the fall, with the 2010 harvest winding down along with the crowds, and I can’t wait. Yes, I am looking forward to the fall as I always do. This season should leave me with some great memories to carry through those long winter months until spring begins anew.