It looks like we are about ready to turn the corner … the writing is on the wall. Soon the flip flops will morph into loafers then snow boots. Ugh. So let’s say so long to the easy-breezy, carefree days of Summer and welcome the action-packed days of Fall where calendars groan with school activities, commitments and soon will be chock-full of holiday reminders and events. The shorter days are also the precursor to the time change which looms large. Perhaps try to soak up the sun a little and put that good feeling of the warmth upon your face into your memory bank. Already, the porch pots and baskets have been replaced with mums in every color of the palette. They lend welcome spots of color amongst the yellowing leaves and soon-to-be bare trees. Porch sitting, stargazing and swatting skeeters will soon be forsaken, since sitting in front of the television, especially as the new season kicks in next week, will take precedence. The Tigers are playing their last home stand and doesn’t it seem like it was just Opening Day? That humongous Harvest Moon the other night not only triggered a memory of my parents’ stereo cranked up and Mitch Miller crooning “Shine On Harvest Moon”, but when I took a look at that big ol’ moon hanging out in the sky it looked suspiciously like an overgrown pumpkin and I knew Fall was not far off. Since Summer gets its last licks in today, there’s still time to head for a triple-dip, decadent Calder Dairy ice-cream cone. Yup, Summer is a goner Baby!
I want to share a beautiful video about the changing seasons with you. This is nature at its finest coupled with the beautiful song from the movie “The Cider House Rules” which you will recognize right away as the theme music from the Pure Michigan commercials. This was a serendipitous find for me and I listen to it often – it helps keep me grounded. Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csnUV3Gz4Pk