Saturday, August 31, 2019

Bye Bye, Summer

The St. Lawrence River, seen from Clayton, N.Y.
 
My last post was a hello post and this is a good-bye post. It's good-bye to summer, 2019. September is still warm in New York City, but I anticipate that my electric bills will begin to shrink as the air conditioner is less used. I don't anticipate wearing a jacket for at least several weeks, but soon my short-sleeve t-shirts will be washed and put away and long sleeves will take their place. I haven't seen any pumpkins at the farm stands I visited in Connecticut today, but I did buy my first apples of the season. I'm not rushing ahead, but I am looking ahead to all the activities of the fall.  
 
A favorite view -- the St. Lawrence River and K's dock
 
Last Saturday night I was enjoying the last Saturday before Labor Day in one of my favorite towns, Clayton, N.Y. The weather was perfect and in my entire week away, there was only one day of rain. I enjoyed sunny days on the St. Lawrence River and during my visit to Canada. It was a great end to summer with lots of time with favorite people, a great concert in Clayton and a fabulous quick trip to Ottawa. Ottawa deserves a post of its own, which I hope to do during September.  
 
The National Gallery of Canada
 
I spent a great afternoon at the National Gallery of Canada. I began with the show of Gaugin Portraits and finished the visit with one of the best photography shows I've ever seen, featuring the work of Dave Heath. I was unfamiliar with his work, but will seeking out anything else I can find. I hoped to buy a guide, but sadly for me, they were sold out.  
 
I'm now happily home and once again enmeshed in home activities. Weight Watchers -- a few too many treats while I was away -- the routine of my Y Yoga and water aerobics starting next week again, physical therapy and getting ready for my team's annual walk in October for caregivers for people with dementia in Manhattan. I'll be getting back to blogging regularly, too. I have several books to share and I'll also be working on my mystery blog, Coffee Light and Mysteries (Mostly) Noir.   
 
 As ever, thanks for visiting and wishes for a great weekend! Blog friends in the path of Dorian, prayers for safety.
 

10 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Good for you, going to all these special events as a kind of last shout to summer. I will miss it. But I will like looking at more of your blogs.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I visited that area once and so enjoyed my stay. It was lovely.

I am not so sad to say good bye to summer this year. It was very, very hot but it is ending with much nicer, cooler days.

Deanna Rabe said...

You’ve had a lovely summer. I have, too. I’m so thankful. I’m really looking forward to autumn, my favorite season of the year.

Susie said...

Buttercup, Looks as if you have been having fun in the last days of summer. The water looks so inviting. You will be getting back to your routine soon, pace yourself. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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

What a wonderful end to summer you had. Many of us are looking forward to cooler weather. Time to change the closet out once more. I just finally got summer all situated. Ha! One thing I know is that I have way too many clothes. Things that haven't been worn, won't be put away again, but given away. Glad you had such nice days! It's been beautiful here in Ohio, not our usual muggy August. Hope you enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

Chatty Crone said...

You have had an amazing summer for sure. I can't believe you have packed up your clothes already from summer!!!!!!!!!!!! We are still at 90. I guess we make it up for you in the winter. Love, sandie

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful summer behind you! I am looking forward to fall but kind of mourning the end of summer, too. It seems I didn't get much chance to enjoy it this year. The St. Lawrence is beautiful! xo Diana

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It sounds like you had a lovely time away and perfect for the ending of summer. Although I do enjoy the weather in September!

LC said...

Thanks for my laptop visit via your post to a lovely area I have never visited before. We are looking forward to some early morning temps here in the 70s this week but day time still in the low 90s for a least a few more weeks.

Anne's Phamilyblog said...

I am over summer. My friend in Boston said her days have been in the 70's with cool breezes. Our Labor Day will be nearly 100. Not anything I treasure. In the words of my favorite Auntie Ang, "If I wanted to live in the desert heat, I would have moved to Arizona!" I am an apple and pear person when the Fall leaves come off the trees. Have a great week. HUGS and LOVE