Thursday, September 15, 2011

The End Of Summer

The wind has turned cool here.
The sun doesn't warm the Earth
like it did a few short weeks ago.
Summer is almost gone..
and here comes Fall.

I love Fall-
Absolutely LOVE IT..
But there is a kind of
"clench" that comes along
with it too.
Because it does spell the end
of summer days,
doesn't it?

I kind of mourn these days
that will soon be only a memory.
One more summer of little kids
that will be a bit bigger next year.

We are remembering a few of
our family times at our
daughters this summer-
Baby E still in a high chair
and MyHero looking
rather dashing in his Panama~
I'm not sure WHAT he is grimacing about..
Probably thinking about the grass that
is going to need mowing when he gets home.
(Well-the laugh is on ME-Mimi just
wrote and told me that is NOT
MyHero-that is his brother, Steve-
Another FINE looking dude!-
I can't believe how much the look
alike now that they are this age!
At least I went home with the right one-
Score one point for my side);>)
And then here~at the
house on the bay.
What IS he up to?
Now, I'm not saying my family
is LAZY but
who else do you know
that sits down to do this?
Oh!  You're wondering what
THIS is?
Here's a hint....
It's in the sky and attached to a string.
Give up?
SweetCheeks is waiting patiently for her turn.
If you count patient as asking
over and over again
upwards of 100 times..
Iss it my tuhrn yet, Uncle MamasBoy?
Whoa...this is harder than it looks!
And then there's Papa trying
to help Lulu find
The Perfect Stone.
The Perfect Stone
to skip across the water..
for the first time ever.
A bright space in time
for a little picnic for two
on their front lawn..
And into the water
for one last summer dip.
The end of summer...
SOMEONE seems kind of
upset that summer is ending
and it is time to put the bathing suits away.
 But wait..
Soon it will be time to go here!
 And find the perfect pumpkin.
And the sad, pouty face
will soon be gone
as we busy ourselves
finding the perfect spot to
place our special pumpkin to
dress the house for Fall.
Fall?  Is it Fall?
I can't wait!
your photo name


Anonymous said...

What a lovely end to summer and all it's memories.


Tete said...


Anonymous said...

what a beautiful post, beautiful photos,

Gina said...

Great post! You have so many happy memories of summer & you'll have so many new memories to make for fall.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

I hear ya..bitter sweet it is. Fall is so much fun though, and I bet just gorgeous there with all the color change. Love your recap of summer!

Patty said...

I'm a summer loving person, so I completely understand. We went for what was most likely our last swim Tuesday afternoon. We will most likely winterize the pool this weekend or next. And while I like fall, I LOVE summer. Even the 110 degree heat. But, fall has beautiful color. It's cooler and at least the grass is still green. It's that first freeze that makes the world look depressed and dead. Maybe it's winter I'm not fond of. But, Christmas is a winter holiday and I love Christmas.
Just goes to show you that every season offers something wonderful. But - I'm looking forward to next summer and season passes to the water park for me & my girls. :-)

If SHE can figure it out.......... said...

The photo you have of "your HERO" is actually your hero's brother!!! Are you trying to tell us something? BWAhahahaahhahahaha

Anonymous said...

Donna, It was in the mid 40's this morning here. Summer is fun, ours has been so hot, that Autumn will be welcomed. Your family always seems to enjoy time together, that's great. Don't forget to get those sweetcheeks/pumpkin patch pictures :):) Smiles to all, Susie

WeeFaerie said...

Such a bitter sweet post with Autumn being such an amazing time of year but saying goodbye to the carefree days of summer. This will be a good season, full of pumpkins, spices, magic, and delicious foods. I wish you the very best for Autumn!

Janet said...

Looks like the perfect end of summer kind of day!
Yes, it is time to get ready for fall!

Kathy said...

What a delightful look back at the summer! It went by too quickly, but alas, now it's time to jump into Fall. I like Fall, just don't care much for winter.

Jettie said...

What a beautiful post, and that tree is quite colorful.

Okay, I'll tell you the story of the guy I almost hugged thinking it was my hubby, one of these days.

Suzann said...

Great pictures Diana!!
I miss the fall colors, we don't get that here in Florida. I will be looking forward to more pictures from you of the beautiful colors.
Thanks for sharing!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~
P.S. Thank you for the sweet comment about the book I sent you...and thank you for the prayers...I need them

Debby said...

Great summer tribute. Love that pouty face. Fall is my favorite time as well.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, they're sitting down to fly kites! How cute!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I will miss summer, too, but it was extremely hot and dry this year. We are getting cooler this weekend, but still need rain. I do look forward to the crisp air and comfort foods.

Ginger said...

My Dear Diana! How I missed reading your humorous postings! They always put a smile in my heart! I am so happy to be back & reading all my favorite blogs & yours my dear is @ the top!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Each season has it's wonderful things to look forward to. The last couple of mornings have been cool here and I know fall is fast approaching but truth be told I am holding on to summer as long as I possibly can.


~ Regan said...

OMGsh, your family is just perfect. :) so beautiful and happy!
You must be so proud!

Zoey said...

What great family summer memories. I have to laugh over the brother mix up!

Pam said...

I will miss summer too. Bit life marches on and it's on to fall now. It was cold here last night - in the 40's.