The gathering clouds bespread the sky, and the gentle showers descend; the ripening fruits we just descry, as summer is at end.
The Farmer's Almanac 2009,
This week the chiclets went back to school. And although there is still some time left in the season of summer, for us part of it is over. Long gone are the mornings of sleeping late and then enjoying coffee on the front porch, while the dogs lick me to death.
Long gone are the moments of playing around with my camera and catching a squirrel snacking from the city park trash can.
Long gone are those moments where I catch my daughter being sassy beside of the very official sign in front of the National Museum of Art, in Washington, D.C.
Long gone are those moments of silliness at trap shoots around the state.
Long gone are those spontaneous friendships made at local gatherings and the chance to "babysit" a gentleman's new puppy, appropriately named, Dixie-Dog.
The chiclets went back to school with not a problem. However, after previewing my blog post, I believe this Farmchick is sad to see our summer go.