Well, if ever we could use some rain, this year was it. You know, Washington has this rainy day image, but it turns out our eastern half, is quite dry in comparison. And this year was really bad. Lots of fires raging. Hopefully all that will start slowing down now.
In a way, it feels like a return to normal around here. We've been having these long Indian Summers! In my head, if it's still sunny and warm by the start of October it just seems wrong! Last year I remember these dime sized spiders, and that's not including the legs! This year, we had a really crazy hot June. Felt like August! Then it started raining and getting cool. Then it warmed up again. My kitty got to enjoy that. But today it's been raining. And looking at the weather forecast, it looks like Summer is spent.
I noticed the trees at the local Costco parking lot are starting to turn. It's always the trees that are under a bit more stress that turn early. Fall is pretty spectacular around here and I'm looking forward to the deluge of leaves and the end of lawn mowing for the winter. Gardening was a bust and only the tomatoes were productive. Rabbits got the rest! >_<
I'd like to squeeze in a trip to the ocean or something before it really cools off. Rainy days are nice for being at home, but they're no fun on the beach!
I hope your summer was great, and for those of you who have to go back to school I hope the trauma is minimal. I remember when I was a kid, I was crazy for summer vacation. So much to do! But by the time summer wound down and my last "Weekly Reader" came in, I was bored out of my skull and ready to see the gang back at school! I expect with your internets, you don't feel quite the same. The times are a changing!