Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

September 13, 2014

Summer’s Last Hurrah

The official first day of fall is ten days away. It might as well be here now. I think I felt it in my heart last weekend. Last Sunday was one of the last really summer-like days I think we will have around here for this year unless there is some big turn around in the forecast that Mama Nature hasn’t let us in on just yet. Knowing it was a day to be appreciated, I took that opportunity to do I-bet-you-know-what:

Enjoyed my lounge chair, soaked up the sun, read a book and appreciated a beautiful blue sky.
blue sky love

summer's last hurrah

The great harbinger of autumn for New England has arrived as well – The Eastern States Exposition, more commonly known as “The Big E”. I have plans to go with my family tomorrow, so hopefully I will have pictures of butter sculptures, wise-cracking animals and delicious bad-for-me food to share with you later in the week.

On my way out to Zumba this morning (had to be sure to exercise today when I am planning to stuff my face tomorrow, lol!), I spotted a couple of rogue morning glories doing their best, like me, to enjoy these waning days of warmth.
Pink glory

Blue glory

How is your September so far? Are you mourning summer’s end or ready to appreciate fall’s glory?


  1. I’m about to move from the west coast to the new England countryside. Crossing my fingers that it’s an ‘easy’ winter, and I can learn to enjoy the delights of each season. Love your morning glory!

    Comment by roughwighting — September 13, 2014 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

    • You’ll be in New England, Pam? How nice – perhaps you’ll be here in time for the beauty of autumn (even I can’t deny it, summer girl that I am). Hoping you are right about that season that I am not ready to say its name yet (kind of like Voldomort in Harry Potter – maybe if you don’t mention it, it won’t bother you!)

      Comment by Karma — September 14, 2014 @ 7:57 am | Reply

  2. I am ready to appreciate fall’s glory. I am weary of summer outdoor jobs. I am ready for the grass to grow oh-so-slowly and the air to crisp up (a little) and the fall color fairy to dance through my trees. This is not to say I am ready for that it-shall-not-be-named season to follow fall, just to bring in the hoses and pursue inside interests.

    Sent from my iPad


    Comment by Carol — September 13, 2014 @ 9:29 pm | Reply

    • Funny, I really don’t mind mowing the lawn. That’s a summer job that I generally do with no complaint (unless I’m getting stung by yellow jackets of course!). I am weary of vacuuming the pool however – especially when it wasn’t a great summer for using it this year. I’m no longer weeding my garden, just gathering whatever it still continues to put forth, so that’s easy enough. I’m definitely not ready to put my sandals away for the season just yet – I usually try to keep wearing those right through Columbus Day!

      Comment by Karma — September 14, 2014 @ 8:01 am | Reply

      • For me, mowing is like dishes – it’s okay once I get started, but getting started is hard. I think it’s more I’m ready to hunker down inside and spend time on my hobbies. I’m still wearing sandals and will until my toes turn blue.

        Comment by Carol — September 14, 2014 @ 9:49 am

      • Yes! A fellow sandal lover! More and more I keep thinking we are kindred spirits…

        Comment by Karma — September 14, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

  3. I love autumn! So pretty, especially those Indian Summer days. Having said that, there’s also that bittersweet feeling of watching the beloved short-sleeve days of summer fade away. Today it’s cold, windy and ornery. We have to pull up bean plants but would like to do it if it’s *relatively* warm. If it hits 60, will pull.

    Comment by Kathy — September 14, 2014 @ 10:37 am | Reply

    • We got lucky here today. Gorgeous warm sunshine all day long – a better day for the Big E could not have been asked for.

      Comment by Karma — September 14, 2014 @ 7:37 pm | Reply

  4. summer & fall & winter all is same here in India! 😦
    Thanks to you people that we can see a different world through your pictures & build our dreams about life on the other side. *sigh*
    Nice that you got a chance to relax on this day under the clear blue skies.

    Comment by sonali — September 14, 2014 @ 3:10 pm | Reply

    • I’ll tell you Sonali, I could definitely make do with one less season around here. The other three I like well enough, but I’d like winter much more if it was more like fall.

      Comment by Karma — September 14, 2014 @ 7:39 pm | Reply

  5. Well, you already know my answer to that. I’m looking forward to appreciate fall’s glory, of course. 🙂 Your morning glories are glorious. I’m glad you were able to have another relaxing, summer day.

    Comment by Robin — September 15, 2014 @ 1:41 pm | Reply

    • To appreciating, I mean. Typos. Peh.

      Comment by Robin — September 15, 2014 @ 1:41 pm | Reply

      • WordPress should really give us the chance to edit our comments, shouldn’t it? I knew what you were trying to say 🙂
        Thanks Robin.

        Comment by Karma — September 15, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

  6. September is just flying by,much like the previous months. Still mowing the yard every 4th day or so as we are getting rain rain rain…and it’s cold, in the 40’s at night! What’s with that? Still…I don’t mind moving forward at a rapid pace, gets me closer to retirement. Now once I’m retired I’d like to slow it all down please.

    Comment by dawnkinster — September 17, 2014 @ 5:55 am | Reply

  7. Belle journée de fin d’été chez toi, Karma. Il est bon que ces jolis pieds et toi en profitiez 😉 Un été pluvieux et froid ici mais l’automne promet d’être beau et chaud, c’est ma saison préférée et je me réjouis.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — September 19, 2014 @ 1:35 am | Reply

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