Check the Calendar!
I'm going to rant a little in this post. All over blog land (and in stores) I see a rush to decorate for fall, cook for fall, dress for fall. Um, has anyone checked the calendar? Autumn begins officially after the Equinox on September 22. It's not fall yet! Not while we can blow bubbles on the lawn.
Not while we can dress in our little tops and wander down a pathway enthralled with stones, acorns, and yellow lines.
Not while we pick late-crop raspberries in the mornings for our yogurt and granola.
Not while summer light casts evening shadows across the water and pots of geraniums stand brightly on decks. No, it's not autumn yet. It's the in-between season. We had one of the warmest, if not THE warmest day of the summer yesterday. Autumn is coming. The signs are there. But I'm clinging to summer's last beauty. No autumn decor for me yet.
There. I feel better.
How do you feel about rushing the seasons?