Tuesday, September 8, 2015

I Thought This Might Be the Time for the Last Rose of Summer...

...as photographed in Lower Manhattan last week.
I thought I could start to think about autumn leaves, although autumn is still a few weeks off. 
Though it's time for new notebooks and pens and pencils, it still feels like summer. The phone reports that it's 96 degrees -- I think that's the hottest temperature of the summer -- and my air conditioner is going at full blast. Summer is still here.
But enough about the heat. In an instant it will be time for long sleeves and then flannel and then gloves. In another instant I will be complaining about the slush and wondering how soon until the spring. 
It's the Tuesday after Labor Day and I'm happy to announce the winner of the "September Song" giveaway is Melinda at Country Dreaming.  If you're not familiar with this fun blog, please stop by. I always have a good time when I visit there.   
I had a great weekend, including a wonderful visit to Connecticut for an engagement party. Lovely weather, delicious food and the company was the best. So grateful to share in good times.
The trip to Connecticut was tiring though, and I'm taking today slowly. I ran a few errands and then returned home to a plumbing issue. The plumber will be here tomorrow morning and happily, I think I noticed the issue before it reached crisis proportions. Let's hope!
As ever, thanks for visiting and keep cool! 


Paula Kaye said...

Once again, I have to thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures!

Chatty Crone said...

Admiring your photos and stopping by to say hello!

Melinda said...

Fun stuff!
Been in the pencil and crayon world
for several weeks now. Still hard to
believe that school has started.
Exciting to win your giveaway--thanks!
Thanks for the shout out about the blog.

M : )

Terra said...

Stay cool my friend. It is 95 here too. We don't have AC here, and as my husband says, the breeze from the bay is nature's AC. I like how you catch photos of rose bushes and trees in your city home as you walk about.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Yes, it is hot, hot, hot. Mother Nature is giving us her last blast. Cooler weather will be coming soon, which will be be pleasant. However, I am not looking forward to falling leaves. As beautiful as it is, it makes me sad.

Susie said...

Buttercup, You are so right...the nasty weather will be here all too soon. I loved your photos. You have many wonderful areas in that big city to get great pictures. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
p.s. hope the plumbing is okay.

Ida said...

Very pretty roses and new signs of the approaching autumnal season. It's funny how we as people do tend to complain about each season and how we can't wait for the next one to arrive. Hoping to find beauty in all seasons.

Barb said...

Let's hang on to the roses and blooms a little bit longer. Unfortunately, we had freezing temps here overnight but not long enough to do much damage to the gardens. It looks like a lovely time to be in NYC.