Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hold Your Horses Pink Saturday

I love autumn. Excluding winter -- as we all know, I am no fan of cold and snow -- I love the three other seasons equally. But autumn holds special charms. I love the cool evenings. I love apples and fresh cider, pumpkins and red and yellow leaves. But I am in no hurry to see them. I want to savor every day of the summer and not rush into the next season ahead of its time.

 I was excited to see this season's apples at the Farmer's Market, and the temptation to buy one was enormous. But I thought to myself, "Buttercup, hold your horses. Live in the moment of summer."  

It's hard to hold my horses when it comes to the changing seasons. I feel the world is pulling me forward everywhere I turn. On a simple shopping trip I am fast forwarded to winter clothes. 

As much as I like the pink down jacket, I couldn't try it on over my summer outfit.

It was Halloween -- way too soon for me -- at Michael's. Happily I didn't see any Thanksgiving or Christmas decorations, but I know by next week, they'll be waiting for me. 

I want to keep enjoying the long evenings and warm days, flowers, sandals, t-shirts and iced coffee as long as I can. Before very long I'll be in long sleeves and sweaters and savoring apples. But until then, here's to summer and all of its glory.

As always, thanks for visiting and wishes for a wonderful week!


Stephanie said...

Hi dear Carol! How have you been? It's so good to stop in for a visit and see your pretty pictures - I LOVE the apple one :)

Wishing you a wonderful week.

Sola Scriptura said...

I love spring, summer and autumn too.. but don't care much for winter. We seem to have some pre-autumn winds today. I took out the trash and nearly blew away.


Autumn speaks to me. But with the mild summer we've had, I've gotten used to it. Love seeing your photos of what's out and about there.

Ordinary J said...

Haven't gone shopping for a while, so I'm surprised to know that the winter coats are already out in the stores... and it seems it's getting earlier and earlier for stores to roll out the Halloween merchandise....It's still summer...

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Oh yes, fall is in the air when it comes to shopping. Like you I'm trying to hold on to summer.

Anonymous said...

I love Autumn too but each summer, the stores seem to rush the seasons more. Summer seems to have flown by this year for us. I love the pink jacket!

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful apple and crate image! I am definitely not ready for summer to leave us. Seems like it just got here.

Kerin said...

Oh, the seasons tend to just fly by, don't they?!!

I'm anxious for Fall, but I want to enjoy the last bit of summer as well.

Smiles :)


Nellie said...

I imagine, if one is a crafter, this is the time to be doing things for Halloween. Thanksgiving things seem to be lost between Halloween and Christmas, though.

I'm no fan of ice, nor of the heat and humidity of summer, much preferring the coolness of spring and autumn.

You've wonderful photos for this blog to show what is going on in NYC at this time.