I have never been a huge fan of Autumn; it is my least favorite season of year. Oh sure, the fall foliage is breathtaking and the cooler weather is often a welcome relief from the sweltering heat and high humidity of summer. But still I can not be convinced there is any good in it getting dark at 4:30 pm and that mentioned beauty the trees brings does not remain on their branches. Hours need to be spent raking and bagging. As far as I am concerned there is not much to like about Fall.
With Labor Day behind us, comes the beginning of school. Today was the day the buses were stopping at the corners and the children, filled with anticipation and with packs on their backs, boarded to be greeted by friends not seen since last school year. The beaches are empty of all sand kicking, water splashing, radio-blasting children. The next few weeks are the best of beach days!
With plans of enjoying the last of summer’s warming sunrays, I took a few days off, only to awaken to rain and plunging temperatures. All hopes of sitting in my beach chair, basking in the sun and enjoying the quiet disappeared. But all was not lost; I did enjoy sleeping in, lunch out with B, a trip to the camera shop and a drive along the coast line.