On this sunny Labor Day morning, when Bernice and I went out for an after-breakfast stroll, I actually needed a coat! Amazing, given the days and weeks of almost unrelenting heat we’ve been experiencing in and around Spokane. I love that crisp snap in the air that signals the coming of autumn–it is hands-down my favorite season of the year. Yes, spring is lovely. Summer brings flowers and tomatoes still warm from the sun, among other pleasures, and winter’s snow, whatever problems it may bring, is gloriously beautiful, cloaking the countryside in white diamonds. But it is the autumn that I hold dearest, as I’ve said on this blog many times. There’s a sense of new beginnings, a hint of approaching festivities and bright surprises, it seems to me. The crops are in, and cool-weather projects like crocheting something colorful regain their appeal. Heck, I even love the clothes I get to wear–cozy sweaters, corduroy pants, boots and jackets…ah, yes. Bring on the fall. Our winners this week are: Teresa Wilson and Kathy. Way to go, ladies! You’ve probably already heard from Jenni. Now, for the new round. Leave a comment and you’re automatically entered–the winners will be announced next Monday. I spent a low-key weekend–it was very pleasant and restful. Bernice and I made our usual mail runs on Saturday and Sunday, and I met Wendy and Jeremy for lunch at Azteca, one of our favorites, yesterday. I played with art supplies–I’m on a make-it-rusty kick at the moment. I took in a few podcasts, paged through some new art magazines–Cloth, Paper, Scissors–Somerset Studio’s Apprentice–a very interesting publication from England, called Daphne’s Diary. CPS arrived in Saturday’s mail, which was actually Friday’s mail, since it usually isn’t delivered until 4 pm or so, but I picked up the others at Barnes and Noble after lunch yesterday, along with several books, of course. I’m listening to The Miniaturist, a novel by Jessie Burton. The story is set in Amsterdam, in the 1600s, and I like it so much that I bought a copy for my “keeper” shelf. (I do this with particular favorites.) The writing is wonderful, and the characters are well-drawn. On the reading front, I’m still involved in Lisa Jackson’s latest–it’s great.
Once again, cyberspace has eaten part of my blog.
To repeat myself, I hope you’re having a wonderful Labor Day weekend.