Tuesday, September 22, 2015

... farewell Summer! You've been a friend...

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Kids, we officially have a fourth pumpkin! It’s the size of a golf ball and while I believed the bloom would fall off, well, we have the kind of bees who apparently encourage life. So three healthy pumpkins just hanging out growing plumper and darker in their hues… and now we have a wee newbie who doesn’t quite understand that autumn is upon us. 

What will happen to the little guy? Time will tell. The days have been quite warm and while it is cooler we’re still reaching the high 80s. He might end up being a little one and that is perfectly alright with us. Hasn’t nature given us enough? Really, three pumpkins was more than I expected or even hoped!
Today is the last day of summer. While I’m excited about fall, I can’t help but mourn Summer 2015. We’re going into the end-of-the-year homestretch and I am so grateful for this year and the friends I’ve made; I’m so grateful for this blogosphere and you fine readers. 

It’s a time to sit and reflect. It’s time to enjoy what summer provided and what fall will continue to share. It’s been a very good year. 

Maybe it’s tonight’s wine or the warm baked apples for dinner, or maybe it was just nice having Connie from Hartwood Roses surprise me with a little gift at the train station today. Whatever the reason, I’m feeling relaxed and happy tonight as I get ready for tomorrow’s commuting chaos. Between Pope Francis taking over Washington D.C. and the UCI bike race taking over Richmond, this is going to be a hectic getting’-around week.  


  1. Teeny pumpkin is so cute! Autumn is really getting started over here in England, it's so exciting.

    1. Well, it's still summer here...but with Pumpkin Spiced Lattes which thankfully can be ordered iced ;)

  2. I'm glad you seem to be in a good place. Wine always helps ;) This summer has been crappy for me, so I'm glad to be rid of it. Though settling into a new routine, a new life basically, is very stressful too.

    Pumpkins need 90-120 days to ripen, but I have had late small pumpkins many times, and I just cut them off and spray paint them or something :)

    1. I'm sorry about your crappy summer. I agree all CHANGE even when it's positive is stressful.

      It may actually be possible for the pumpkin to stay on the vine for 90 days... it's still quite warm here and it's very possible that the little guy could make it. Even if he turns out to be a weird color, he'll be loved.