Last Days of Summer

butterfly on a buddleia

We’ve had the most perfect bright September days – clear mornings, blue
skies, and slanting sunlight. The country lanes have been full of my favourite colours: yellow ochre, moss green, and chestnut brown. Bonfire smoke has replaced the barbecues, and the beaches now have more dog walkers than deckchairs. It’s been a delicious change in season.

Today is the last official day of summer. I’ve eked out these last sunny days with early morning starts, bike rides to work, and going the long way home. Rain is due on Sunday and I can enjoy the excuse for some reading and baking, knowing I made the most of these last few days of summer.

morning sun rising through the tree in a farmyard

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