I have always enjoyed looking at fine details of things in life. This is where the spice of living comes from. This is what real pleasure is. So this week, I realized it is already approaching the end of August. The summer is preparing to pass on to the next season.
Many of you who know me, know that autumn is my favorite of the seasons. I started this blog hoping it would heighten my appreciation even further of fine details of life around me. I also wanted to make this a goal of learning to accept the seasons I don't like better. I don't know if it has been simply this blog or also the cool summer we have had or perhaps a bit of both but I have enjoyed my summer. I have taken it for what it is and appreciated the sights and smells of the season more than I normally do.
I will be sad to bid farewell to my summer garden as I joyously welcome my fall garden for its rich colors and smells which so touch my heart. This year, I will miss the pinks and blues, reds and yellows of my city garden and my cottage garden. I will again look forward to the next late spring and early summer when my favorite, the wisteria parades its fine color and scent for all to admire lining the edge of my tiny garden.
How has your summer been as you reflect on it over these last few weeks of August?
Fairest of the months!
Ripe summer's queen
The hey-day of the year
With robes that gleam with sunny sheen
Sweet August doth appear.
~~ R. Combe Miller ~~
Photo taken in the front of a house in Brugge. I was taken by the simple beauty of this home with its flower boxes and bicycle just outside the front door.