Goodness, they've flown by, these lazy, hazy days of Summer.
I look about the cottage and visualize the waiting 'to do' list, but still the oppressive heat keeps me sitting here, talking with you, enjoying a second mug of coffee, finishing up my Africa posts....any excuse to stay inside where it's cooler. I'm reminded by the kitchen clock that time is moving on. It ticks loudly but doesn't bother me, I find it quite comforting.
Book bags and school supplies are prominent in the shops..........school bells, if they still have them, will soon reverberate from those freshly painted classrooms. Kindergartners, those mini-students dressed in crisp new outfits, their book bags often larger than them, will cling to mama's hand, most anxious to let go and join their peers in this new adventure, a few with tears, mama's often flowing too!
Just my thoughts early this morning on late Summer, new beginnings for children growing up so quickly, and of all requiring attention around my house and garden to get ready for Autumn, my favorite season.