Beyond lay the sea, misty and purple, with its haunting, unceasing murmur. The west was a glory of soft mingled hues, and the pond reflected them all in still softer shadings. The beauty of it all thrilled Anne’s heart, and she gratefully opened the gates of her soul to it.
“Dear old world,” she murmured, “you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.” (Anne of Green Gables, Ch 38)
Summer’s end almost always catches me by surprise. How can it be September already? I want to treasure these last lovely days even more, simply because they’re passing by so quickly.
1. I love to watch the seasons turn – you know autumn is just around the bend when the fields are ripe with Queen Anne’s Lace and goldenrod.
2. Yet there are still some summerish days left and beach days are sweeter than ever!
A favourite summer spot ~ Ross Lane beach with my sister, Deb, Rob, Dorothy, Josie and Oscar.
and the twins 🙂 (We’re making them beach-lovers early!)
Doesn’t Dorothy make a beautiful mama?
3. Our swimming days are definitely numbered but there’s still plenty of kayaking days left on the calendar.
I had never kayaked along this part of Point Prim before. It’s a rugged coastline with the Island’s signature red sandstone cliffs.
This stairway is a steep climb,
But I prefer it over this! 🙂
4. September brings an end to some things. My sister Deb, and her husband David, spent the whole summer on the Island this year. It was a treat to have them here for eight weeks instead of the usual three. They headed back to Toronto this week.
We swam, walked the beaches, shared meals, celebrated family birthdays, anniversaries and Deb met her brand new grand-nephew for the very first time.
A lot of summer fun packed in!
I’m already looking forward to next year!
5. Here’s a real reminder that we need to make the most of the last days of summer. Roger’s woodpile – drying beautifully in the late summer sun. A promise of warm, cozy evenings by the kitchen stove.
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